How did I get there?
In September 2015 I gave birth to my wonderful baby boy Kuba. When he turned 7 months, I completed my first ever marathon and tough mudder.
Preparation to run 26.2 miles itself is demanding, training for tough mudder itself is hard, doing both is a killer and doing both with a small baby alongside breastfeeding and enduring sleepless nights is plain crazy… It was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life, but out of this my side hustle Active Happy Mama was born. I started helping women combine healthy lifestyle with motherhood.
Year 2019 hit me hard. I went through unfair dismissal, unfulfilling job that knocked down my self-worth to the level that I didn’t want to wake up in the morning, and traumatic miscariage to name but a few.
My life stopped. My confidence went really low… not only I was rubbish at work, my business at that time wasn’t making a lot of money, I felt like a failure as a woman and as a mother…
That was my wake up call. Within 5 weeks, we packed our 8 years of life in London and came to our home country Poland. For me to heal.
And then I got a diagnosis of avascular necrosis of femoral head… which simply meant that I had to walk with crutches and can forget about any type of sport for a loooong time, with running most likely forever…
Me – sporty one, who was running with buggy, motivating people to be active, planning to complete 6 World Marathon Majors, with a ballot place for Chicago marathon in October 2019.
It was devastating news for me. My healthy image collapsed… how can I even continue with my business Active Happy Mama now?
My life stopped again.
It didn’t end there… Life kept testing me over and over again.
I had enough. It wasn’t fair.
How can one person go through so much in such a short period of time?