I arrived in Dunedin last Sunday and have settled into my accommodation at Columba College. I’ve got a great view out over Dunedin and the harbour from my room. I can also see the brand new Forsyth Barr Stadium which was officially opened today, it looks amazing and I can’t wait to be able to use the new training facilities there at the end of the year.
I have ditched the crutches and had my first days back training. I am able to do light leg weights, upper body weights, aqua jog, bike, and row. In a few weeks I will start some longer walking to gain more strength in the hip joint before I can start running at the end of September. The hip is feeling really good and the foot too, although I am experiencing a bit of discomfort due to the mid foot being screwed together for so long and now the joints have to move!
I have had this week working at the Academy of Sport. I’ve been helping to pack up the uniform and gear for the Athletics World Champs team, which was hard but cool to be able to make a small contribution to the team's efforts.
So my first week down here has been really busy but I’m stoked to be here and it’s really nice not to be wondering when the next shake is coming!