Wednesday, June 09, 2010
They wanted me to go to Re-hab...
So, we're exactly a week into the programme and here's an update on how its going. I started by engaging in the exercises that physio JD had given me. These consisted of stretching the achilles and calf for a minute or so, then performing warm up exercises by rising on both sets of toes. Once warmed up I was then to do some light eccentric calf drops - demonstration by someone else here.
But the achilles wasn't calming down. It continued to be aggravated and tender. So I've decided to cut right back on all exercising of the injury until I get rid of the tenderness. Three or four days later, it's improving. But now I've made the decision to re-hab I'm not in any rush. It will heal when it heals. The key is to let it heal.
Swimming's still going on though and I'm doing a mix of pool and open water swimming. Along with some weights, stretching and core it's keeping me sane.
I'm enjoying the time I have around the house, and the girls are enjoying having me around. We had a car boot sale for Erin's trip to Mongolia last sunday and raised £ 152. Good going I think and something I really enjoyed doing with my family - something I wouldn't have had the chance to do if I was training.
I'm shooting on Friday - a video for TNT - which will take my mind of these early days of not training. We've also got the World Cup coming up which I can't wait for.
I've caught up with some good movies too. Watched THE VISITOR last night, a great US Indie and hugely recommended as a touching, character based drama. We watched WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE as a family and the girls loved it. Other movies have included AN EDUCATION, MOON and PUBLIC ENEMIES. I'm fully intending to get back to the movies on a more regular basis.
So, in short, all is well with the world. I'm optimistic, as ever.
And if you can't be optimistic, what's the point in going on.
Come on England !!!