Sep 14 2013
Just a quick update as I’ve let the blog lapse a little since getting back into normal kind of life.
I’ve been windsurfing plenty, strong winds and big waves as well as lighter breezes and blasting around with my buddies.
Ive also messed about on the SUP cruising around exploring and also surf SUP’ing with the kids on board and I would say that the SUP is an excellent rehab tool for the more adventurous of you out there …. Wobble board and swimming combined
Running, well apart from my Physio prescribed running on the treadmill I can safely say that I’ve not done any running since the Physio sessions, and I feel good.
Kettlercise, a new direction for me as the Missus qualified to teach kettlercise classes and I’ve enjoyed giving her my support attending those that I can, work permitting. Great all round workout and really helped me maintain and even improve fitness and core strength through a rubbish winter for windsurfing.
More recently I’ve done a bit more cycling, and this is pretty good for the calf area. It’s been nice to note that I’m pretty much on the pace with more experienced riders while technically considering myself to be ‘less able’ through accumulated injuries. It’s really helped me understand that despite the scars and and the concerns in the back of my mind, that I can pretty much get out and kick ass where I decide I want to.
Next up my youngest is wanting daddy to be his football (soccer to those across the pond) hero, and to be honest, that’s the one that holds the most fear ….. Bloody dangerous sport the way I’ve always played it, old skool
Good luck with all your rehab work, remain positive, work hard, and get back on it. Really was the worst news I heard when I was told I’d snapped my Achilles followed by the 12 month repair prediction …. Mine didn’t take that long, and I was back windsurfing within 4 months, but I can say that 2 years on, other than the scar, when the Missus looks at my legs she couldn’t tell any difference.
Sympathies to those just starting the road to recovery, really have ‘been there’!!!!!