Former corporal in the British Army, James Stride is resolute in moving forward on his sports recovery journey. The 34 year old from Northampton, recently competed in the Invictus UK Trials in Sheffiled. Uplifted and motivated by his Invictus journey so far, he strives to keep up the momentum to train and be part of a team: “It’s the community feel you get from it. Since I got involved in Invictus, it’s been amazing to be back among the lads again. To be a part of a team training towards a common goal will give me the drive and purpose I need in my life to improve my wellbeing once again.”
“I have been working on my business now for some time and have lost the motivation to care for myself, focussing purely on what needs to be done for work. I find it really hard to even take part in my hobbies as there are no factors to motivate me.”
James now runs a gym with his friend who said James is like a ‘different man’ since signing up for the Invictus programme.
Representing Team UK at the forthcoming Invictus Games is the motivation that James is determined to maintain: “I am hoping that having the games as a motivator to keep me training, should get me back into a personal routine that I will be able to continue after the games. I have already joined a local athletics club and intend to compete with them. I haven't been to any sessions with them yet though due to work commitments.”