Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One year to go

It is 365 days to go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics today. It also happens that this week I get to ditch the crutches and walk as it has been three weeks since my hip surgery, so its a great way to celebrate the one year mark! I can't believe that by the time I am allowed to run at the end of September it will be practically a year since I ran last when running the 200m at Commonwealth Games at start of Oct 2010. It will be so great to finally put one foot in front of the other at a pace faster than walking!

I am also celebrating one year to go with my move to Dunedin this Sunday. A fresh start and new surroundings will be a tonic and I am really looking forward to it.


Anyway the Olympic venues are looking pretty awesome... no worries about venues being finished on time like we had with Commonwealth Games in Delhi! The photos and artists impressions below show the Olympic Stadium where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held along with track and field.

More info about the Olympics and other venues can be found on the official website: http://www.london2012.com/. To follow the kiwi team check out http://www.nz2012.com/

The main stadium is all complete, just the track to be laid:


And this is what its going to look like in a years time...

Hopefully there will be a few more kiwi flags in the crowd!



1 comment:

  1. Hi Rebecca. Fellow Lisfranc patient here that also posted comments on fractal foot's site. My big toe has also been bothering me from day one of weight bearing. Nobody could really explain it to me why, until I read your post. Thanks for that.

    Anyway, I hope your training and recovery goes well. I look forward to following you in the 2012 Olympics. I will definitely be cheering for you. I think the bond of this injury surpasses any patriotism (sorry Canada). Good luck and please continue to post your rehab. I would be especially interested to see what training and exercises you did to strengthen your foot and body so that you can run and jump at a high level.

    I know you didn't want the job, but you are certainly a beacon of hope for a lot of us Lisfranc victims.

    Cheers,

    Jim

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