Nothing is ever as bad as it seems
I have had quite a few months now without the amount of training I would have liked to have, but I have made a decision to stay positive and do all in my power to come back as strongly and as quickly as possible. That means that I now spent time with my friends from school in the fitness centre, I find it is always beneficial to be around sporty people like myself, people that like and are good at what they do, and there are plenty of those people in the fitness centre! I am doing my core training and the strength work as the physio has instructed me to do, and I am finding that I am getting stronger every week. The big bonus is that we have great fun at the same time, and I see them more than I would have done if I did my normal training.
I am also back swimming, and in spite of the fact that I have just had 2 month out of the water, I am now swimming new PB’s in the pool. I think it is a result of all the band work I did while I was out of the water, mixed in with the fact that I am more fresh than usual when I jump in the pool, as I am not running or riding at the moment.
As swimming always has been my weakest discipline, and I still have a lot of work to do to reach the level I dream about (and a level that allow me keeping up with my team mates in Odense). It is very nice to see some improvement in what has been a dark time for me. It helps to keep my mood up, and keeps me motivated to step up to an even higher level. It is also nice to see that the hours I have spent pulling on the elastic bands have paid off. We have a great training environment in Odense, which also helps me to look forward to every swim session. I have really missed being a part of it whilst I have been injured, and love being back with the squad. I can definitely feel that my smile is getting bigger again, and I will stay patient to do what training I can without rushing anything, and then hopefully soon be all good again.