Yannes works as a flight attendant and is passionate about running. Since 2017, she has completed four marathons overseas, as well as the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. In March 2018, she injured a knee ligament during a warm-up session, the result of previous injuries she had sustained during many years of volleyball training. After undergoing surgery to repair the torn ligament, it took almost two years for her to complete her recovery. However, experiencing an injury forced Yannes to learn more, and she didn’t lose her passion for running. It also made her realise that she needed to be more patient.
“In the past I didn’t do any strength training – I just focused on running as much as possible. However, during my recovery I discovered that strength training can help to prevent future injuries. Now that I’m fully recovered, strength training has become part of my routine, and I actually feel like my performance is better than before. It’s also given me the confidence to explore more hills and routes.”