“Moving your body moves your mind.”
There are some circumstances that anyone would be challenged to find joy in. Cancer and amputation are in that list. But today’s guest has not only survived both and found joy in the challenge, she has gone on to break world records as an endurance athlete and coach others to do the same.
Jacky is one of the most accomplished amputee ultramarathoners around, endurance coach, mom and cancer survivor. She started her run journey in 2016. Jacky lost her leg to cancer (Ewing Sarcoma). Jacky has build up a good portfolio of first for a Female amputees in Trail and Ultra running and holds a few World records too, she is proving the naysayers wrong and building a path for other amputee runners. Her favorite running distance is 50 miles. She’s also a mom and her daughter who is six will often run with her.
Jacky Hunt-Broersma also set a new World Record for the First Amputee to run 100 miles on a treadmill and she ran it in under 24 hours (23hr38). She was the first amputee to take on the brutal TransRockies mountain stage race (Trail race) in Colorado. This race covers 120 miles with over 20 000ft of climbing and running at altitude. Jacky also become the first Amputee to take on the The Naturalist 25k trail race in Franklin, NC. The course covers some of the most challenging terrain in the South East and has a total of 5500ft of climbing.
This conversation will inspire you to take on the challenge you’ve been avoiding and find the fun and joy in it. I love Jacky’s viewpoint and I am so inspired by her example.
Here’s what you will learn:
- How Jacky’s journey with cancer started and how she turned a tragedy into a triumph(1:24)
- How to turn a setback into a comeback and the mindset she had preparing for her amputation (9:25)
- How she started to learn to accept and love herself again (14:21)
- How to discover new activities to bring joy into your life when times are tough(18:27)
- What Jacky tells herself to motivate her through pain in a race (26:21)
- Mindset strategies for success (33:21)
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