IT WAS A WEEKEND of running milestones for a couple of Demons, but for very different reasons.
For Maddy Guerin, a light Saturday morning jog along Gosch’s Paddock was special, as it was her first since knee surgery 12 weeks prior.
The 20-year-old ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament in Round 3 of the AFLW season and is now making some major progress in her recovery.
While rehab can be a lonely place at times, Guerin wasn’t the only Dee to go down with the devastating injury in 2020.
So, when she went for her breakthrough run on the weekend, her support crew of Ainslie Kemp, Shae Sloane, Sarah Lampard, Katherine Smith and Lauren Pearce were right by her side.
Over in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Bianca Jakobsson was going for more than a jog.
The Dees midfielder, who was an inactive player last season due to her work commitments, set off for her first ever half marathon to raise awareness for the Close the Gap foundation.
Jakobsson flew through the 21km trek, bringing her total distance covered to over 200km in the month of May.
The 27-year-old smashed her personal goal and is certainly keeping her fitness levels up over the AFLW off-season.