Saturday 10 April 2010

Over a week since the last post

I'm gutted,

Finger got twinged again last week so I really need to do this recovery thing properly. I currently set up a calendar where I can count down the days till a vague level of recovery should have been reached.

However I need to keep up the commitment to icing and massage/stretching that I was so good at before these holidays - hopefully this will improve once I get back to Bath.

It is hard to explain my feelings but I know anyone that has had a sport stopping injury will know - it is absolutely wrenching to hear of other people's performances and improvements while you are broken.
All congratulations to Anthony, Tombi and anyone else who climbed well on the fontainebleau trip. And particular congratulations to Tris from TCA who just climbed his first 8a in Spain. However it is really killing me to hear everyone elses stories of success while I have to sit around unable to do anything but fitness and recovery.

On the other hand- knowing that people are in the same position as you seems to lessen the burden and I think in this situation I am blessed.
TCA does not seem to have a good track record on this at the moment.

Simon has tendon issues
Paul broke his leg
Tris had some kind of elbow/shoulder worries a while back
Ben has a child that eats his time

Put simply I could have a much worse time of it and I should be thankful that the injury that I do have is relatively minor in the whole scheme of things.
I will come back stronger this year and my targets remain unchanged.

Summer Fontainebleau plans are starting to shimmer in the haze and I need to remember that if I recover in a disciplined fashion, I still have the skills to climb to the best of my ability.

Finger is still shit though, minor full crimp load is all it takes for pain...

I'm not going to proof read this because it is already inane o'clock and I need to bust a move in a bedward direction

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