Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back in the game!

Wow, it HAS been a while... Since last post I've finished my stint as a full-time bum (sorry, athlete), gone back to work, had some knee surgery and FINALLY gotten back on my bike! It has been an incredibly frustrating 6 months of injury and, despite looking young enough to be ID'd regularly at Dan Murphy's, it seems my body is just getting old. Memo to self: mountain running is not a recovery exercise.

So what's been going on? Well, I got some ITB troubles in early March and pretty much that kept me off the bike and in a bad mood until July, when I had some minor surgery to partially cut and lengthen the tendon. Now it's September and I'm back on the bike, back training with Donna at Cycle Edge in Geelong every week and loving the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer!

Work-wise, I've spent some time working as a solicitor in market strategy, which has been awesome. I'm really enjoying the work and my colleagues are fantastic. Happy days indeed!

It's been a very long Winter, and being injured for so long has driven me nuts, but it really makes you appreciate other things in life and makes you realise how special it is to be able to train and ride and en joy days on the bike with your mates. So it's not all bad. And it's also meant that I've spent a bit more time on the mtb during rehab. I celebrated my return to bike racing with an mtb race last weekend, and it was so fun I think there will have to be more.

Till next time (which will be soon, I promise)