Meet fisiocrem sponsored athlete Noelle, a 37 year-old Canadian who started running five years ago before moving to Australia. She was that person who always said “no way I’ll ever be a runner, I’m just not good at it”. Noelle enjoys running as it helps with her overall health and well-being. It wasn’t until her partner introduced her into this world and suggested a 5km race. “I felt like a huge puzzle piece of who I was had been found and put into place.”
Noelle has a pure passion for running. Noelle says, “there is no other feeling like running, whether it be on a treadmill, road or trail running. I find myself settling into a calm and happy state, that I’ve never felt.’’ Running has taken priority in her life, after growing up with other sports such as horseback riding and hiking.
One of her biggest personal achievements came when she ran her first 10km race after suffering a big health scare. “Due to my chronic anemia, I was unable to walk for 3 months. I smiled the whole way through!”
“One of my biggest weaknesses is self doubt. Self doubt can lead to lack of motivation resulting in a struggle to follow training plans.” When Noelle experiences self doubt, she sits down and writes her “why”, reminding herself why she runs, who she is because of it and the personal growth she has achieved from it.
When asked about who supports and motivates her Noelle says, “My partner and the running community around me. I feel incredibly blessed to have stumbled into this world. The support and care each person offers is like no other sport I’ve been involved with.”
NOELLE’S TOP RECOVERY TIPS
“Light stretching exercises, staying hydrated and giving yourself a good massage.”