Well its been quite a while I know but the time has been well spent in terms of continuing to do all the things that I was able to do before the injury. There are a lot of the every day things that I have been able to do again today with great ease. I am quite happy with this, but my main focus has now become pursuing a fitness that will enable me to get back onto the rugby pitch.
In my middle and high school years basketball and volleyball were my main sports, though through that time my cousins would also bring me to their rugby practices as well. Now basketball and volleyball are far cries from the sport of rugby, but after those sports were done for me I was drawn to the constant activity and excitement of the game of rugby.
So for the last 10 years I have been playing a game which most friends and relatives would be shocked whenever I mentioned that I played such an aggressive sport, coming from a more court sport background. Though nonetheless, and oddly enough I had never really sustained any real serious injuries unlike that of our dreaded ATR tragedies.
At this point and time the strength of my foot has returned but the ability for my tendon to withstand a constant constant pace jogging is still not quite there yet. This is what I am now focusing on in order to regain the fitness I had before my injury. I go for a “jog” these days for about 15 minutes. I say “jog” because I build up a pace that I can maintain until I feel discomfort and slow back down to a brisk walk.
Mentally I think I’m prepared but there is a physical obstacle in my tendon that I must get over. Actually I can sprint for several meters but its slowing down that still hurts. Nonetheless I am feeling great but getting back to sustained running is where I want to be.