I’ve had better camps – Just sometimes things don’t always go the way you plan them to go.
Equally, I have learned so much in the last few weeks about myself and the support that’s on offer. I’ve learned how to deal with things and not to implode; I’ve learned that I must toughen up a bit, both mentally and physically; I’ve learned that there are some amazing people within the team structure and I’ve learned how kind people were when my confidence was at low ebb. Thanks to some great team mates who propped me up when the chips were just a little bit down, and to all the support staff – Coaches, physios, sports psyches and Duncan who helped me to get back on track. I don’t like being injured; my brain always thinks it’s worse than it actually is.
On my return to the UK, I was able to see Fiona Errington from St Lawrence Clinic and get a scan within days to find out that there was no lasting damage to my knee. Thanks to Niall Elliott and UKSport for speeding things up.
I’m feeling galvanised from all the support; I have worked my socks off to get back on track. Yesterday I tried my knee out on a ski simulator, The Body Carver – It feels strong!
I am so determined to have a great year. There are so many positives to come out of this last month so I am now really looking forward to getting going…not long now before the first race of the season!