Since I last posted, my foot has made great progress. I had a low dose cortisone injection as well as PRP (platelet rich plasma therapy, where they inject your own platelets back into the injury site) about 2 months later, as well as previous shock wave treatments. All this combined with my lift and orthotics have seemingly created.. SUCCESS! It's early days yet but so far my foot feels like a normal foot for the first time in 3 years! I can walk/run now as well as swim and bike in small amounts. My super chiro Jamie Grimes has also sorted out some nerve damage and scar tissue on my nerves that come through my scalenes in my neck. It's likely from my crashes in 2011 where I smacked my noggin pretty hard. This was actually great news because I couldn't figure out why I was swimming so terribly for a whole year and was getting a little worried to be honest. Turns out I damaged 3 nerve pathways, 2 to my shoulder and 1 to my diaphragm. Anyway, that's all fixed now and my shoulder is a million times stronger (neural activation really helps strength...who would have thought!? :P) and my lung capacity has improved 10 fold. The body is really a complex thing! Good thing I have a good team to help me sort it out. Here I was thinking I was just insanely unfit! Well I am but that's beside the point. ;)
So now my job is to keep moving forward slow and steady. I have lots of strength and activation exercises to stay on top of which is easy when training is so light. That has also left me lots of time to spend time with my friends and family and hang out in the kitchen! Cupcakes seem to be my latest obsession. Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks:
This one covers 2 categories from my intro, spandex and wet hair! Beautiful Victoria weather.
Got Milk? or Lucky... Milk seems to be the overwhelming choice
Oh and on a side note, I went to Europe for a quick trip and the end of September! I went to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Ibiza, Munich and Frankfurt. All in 2 weeks! It was great to see my school friends. Some are traveling, some on exchange. Here are a few highlights:
Dutch apple pie... ps they are not ranked in order of highlight-ness! But this was pretty tasty.
Amsterdam classic apartments on the canal
Alright I think that's enough photos! I hope everyone is enjoying fall as much as I am! Time to go for a run :) I just like saying that! Just gonna go running now! hehe I haven't said that in SO long!! :D