DiscoverSeize Your AdventureAmanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda
Amanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda

Amanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda

Update: 2019-08-13
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Amanda Plomp is a runner with epilepsy based in Victoria in Canada. As we heard in the last episode, discovering running in her twenties helped Amanda to feel strong and connected to her body, a feeling she had missed since her seizures started when she was a teenager. Running helps with her epilepsy. And epilepsy helps with her running. 


In my conversation with Amanda, I was able to delve into this a bit more. I asked for her tips for me, as a new runner with epilepsy, and asked her to talk me through the different types of running terrain she enjoys.


WE TALK ABOUT:



  • How different seizures affect her running

  • How running helps with epilepsy

  • Hiking and camping in Canada

  • Why Amanda chooses not to wear a medical alert bracelet

  • Which is better: backwoods running, beach running or trail running?

  • Running solo vs running races

  • The difference between ‘active’ and ‘athletic’

  • The dangers of running solo in bear country

  • Her advice for me running my first race with epilepsy

  • How important it is to tell adventure buddies about your epilepsy

  • Why we should teach raccoons seize first aid...


Please remember all stories presented here reflect the personal experiences of contributors . Neither myself or contributors can advise or take responsibility for individual decisions made with regards to adventure sports or medical conditions.


TERMINOLOGY:


Myoclonic seizures/jerks: partial seizures that cause isolated jerks or twitches, for example in the arms or legs 


Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy of Janz: epilepsy with various seizures, including myoclonic, diagnosed before adulthood (read more)


Tonic clonic: a seizure with loss of consciousness and convulsions 


Packed trail: maintained dirt path or trail, usually marked


MORE ABOUT AMANDA:


https://tremorsofmyworld.blog/


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https://www.francescaturauskis.co.uk/30-at-30


MUSIC:


Where the Wild Things Grow by Kev Rowe | License: Creative Commons


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Amanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda

Amanda Plomp Part Two | A Chat with Amanda

Francesca Turauskis