I am running the LondonMarathon to raise money for the LGBT Foundation, please consider donating here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SofieLewis Total Training: 376.1k (235 miles)Week 7: 67.3k (42 miles) So that was a lot of running. As I mentioned last week the long run on Monday should have been on Sunday, so this balances out last weeks low mileage. On… Continue reading Sofies London Marathon Week 9 Training Update: I Found a Broken God by the River
I found out today that Kelly Holmes, an inspiration of mine, believes that trans women are males and shouldn't be allowed to compete. She agrees with this completely transphobic thread. "they would be my words exactly" https://twitter.com/damekellyholmes/status/1100308334845067264 https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1076276617041854464.html I feel quite devastated by this. I wrote : "England is transphobic hell. Fellow athletes suggesting we… Continue reading When you find out a famous athlete from your country thinks you are a man in a dress and shouldn’t be able to compete in sport.
Here's some interesting data on detransitioning and the importance of recognising someone's gender identity. If you have heard that GIC's push people down the path of transitioning, or transgender people encouraging others to transition, you have been grossly misinformed please can people stop "warning" me about this. When I talk to my trans friends they… Continue reading Detransitioning Data and Transphobic Trends
Total Training: 169.8kThis week: 28.2kAn update on my training during week 4. I am running the London Marathon to raise money for the LGBT Foundation, please also consider donating here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SofieLewis Things were looking good this week in terms of the injury. Leg was a little tender on Monday and Tuesday but after then it… Continue reading Trans Girls London Marathon Week 4 Training Update
Total Training: 141.6k This week: 27.8k An update on my training during week 3. A completely unrelated photo. Do you like my glasses? This one is a bit late, this week was extremely difficult regarding my transition. After a 17 month wait I had my first appointment at the Leeds Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) on… Continue reading Trans Girls London Marathon Week 3 Training Update
Total Training: 113.8k This week: 39.2k An update on my training during week 2. In case you missed it I made a video of one of my training runs last week, check it out :p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge_vVdMgB1I&t=1s It was extremely nice to be back with the Didsbury Runners on Monday. It has been 9 weeks since… Continue reading London Marathon Week 2: Training Update
I remember a while ago talking to a mental health professional when I was feeling suicidal after getting transphobic abuse on the way to a meeting. One of the problems I came across on this occasion was the fact that they didn't really attempts to help with my mental health problems, it became a problem… Continue reading In the UK You Can’t Hide From Transphobia