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Karen Skalvoll  Strongman powerlifting OCR WR holder GRRRL ambassador, Alpha1grrrl for 10% off Alpha-1 lungdisease, oxygentherapy ✉ karen.alphawarriors@gmail.com

http://www.alpha-1-athlete.com/

In 2012 i tried desperately to accept that i had to live the rest of my life with a body that would die from my disease. With a fake smile and desperate to hide the body so destructed by disease and medication. I hated everything about my life and my body.

Five years later i have become more ill, i am under oxygen therapy, i am under aggressive medical treatmemt that alters and interups my everyday life. I have embraced who i am and have become a better athlete than i was before the illness set in. I am an advocate, an athlete and public speaker. Because of what i do i can give back and empower others in similar situations all over the globe. I am so proud of what my body can do and how strong it is.
I am thankful that i get to wake up and breathe. Most of all i am thankful that i have become a better me because of the illness. Now i have time for the little things i before always out aside for "later". #neverquit #disabled #disabledstrongman #disabledathlete #alphawarriors #strongman #lungdisease #oxygentherapy #simplygomini #philips #treningsshop #csl #crossfitsaar #bjørgvinsk #powerlifting #ifstrongwear #myalpha1story #loglift #valkyriestrong #teamvalkyrie #GRRRL #grrrrlarmy #notyourcompetition #justbreathe

SR1 today with these two handsome fellows.
Make sure to tune in to the SR1 tomorrow evening.
#gsdm #disabledstrongman #radio #interview #bestteam

Getting ready for Germanys's strongest disabled man competition.
I am fortunate to have such great support. Between the best trainers, an awesome box with an even more awesome community behind me, a husband and son that cheer me on when i want to quit, doctors that keep me as well as possible, the best equipment and some badass friends i am a very lucky woman.
#alphawarriors #alpha1awareness #lungdisease #strongman #tireflip #oxygentherapy #philips #simplygomini #csl #treningsshop #rocktape #disabledstrongman #disabledathlete #beyondlimits #GRRRL #grrlarmy #bjørgvinsk #gsdm

Rest before training
#sleepeattrainrest #worldrecord #gsdm

Getting comfortable in the hole.
A session with @artur_seidler made wonders today.
Sholess to get the grounding properly after be manipuleted some tendons and muscles. Now my squat is pain free 🤗🤗🤗🤗 #roadtotheworlds2017 #disabledstrongman #oxygentherapy #simplygomini #philips #treningsshop #csl #crossfitsaar #bjørgvinsk #powerlifting #alpha1 #alpha1awareness #alphawarriors #deep #neverquit

One of my proudest moments. The first disabled woman to compete in strongman on Iceland.
Next year i hope to see more women there!
Thank you Arnar Mar Jonsson for what you have created. We are all so fortunate to be included because of you.
#disabledstrongman #strongman #iceland #myalpha1story #lungdisease #oxygentherapy

Doing the work as always, it doesn't mean I always love it, but I always get it done.
Cardio on the threadmill will never be fun, suck it up buttercup!

#alphawarriors #alpha1awareness #myalpha1story #Philips #philipsrespironics #oxygentherapy #lungdisease #spartan #Bjørgvinsk #crossfitsaar #gsdm #simplygomini #acquacure #rocktape #treningsshop #elektrikerknutbrorsonas #teamvalkyrie #valkyriestrong

I am so thankful that Philips have chosen to put Alpha-1 on the agenda by sharing my story.
You find the film with English subtitles here:
https://youtu.be/GnSol_Qvqb4

#myalpha1story
#alpha1awareness #Philips #philipsrespironics #lungdisease #oxygentherapy #crossfit #strongman #disabledathlete #disabledstrongman #powerlifting #styrkeløft #OCR #simplygomi #neverquit #alfa1norge #bethechange

Dreamteam finishing the Spartan Super in Gdansk
We are still feeling the high from the fenomenal experience @spartanrace.pl gave us with to date the most interesting course. The varied terrain, the diversity and use of nature as obstacles was just perfect 👌
A big thank you to @crossfit.saar for the training
@treningsshop.no for the gear
@rocktape for protection, support and recovery products
@philips and CSL Behring for getting us there

Aroo Aroo Aroo
#alpha1awareness
#Alphawarriors #treningsshop #crossfitsaar #spartancentraleurope #spartanracepoland #cslbehring #philipsrespironics #Philips #simplygomi #lungdisease #oxygentherapy #grrrlarmy #acquacure #rocktape #garminnorge #alfa1norge #ocrwc #OCR #runningformylife #trifectatribe #spartanup

Life on the road, 1200 km from Gdansk to home, #Rocksauce and #Rockballs for the recovery of sore calves after the lovely but rough beach at the #spartansuper yesterday.
#spartan #spartanracepoland #trifecta #OCR #spartancentraleurope

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