Friday, November 11, 2011

Jumping and hurdling!

I reached another couple of milestones in my journey back to full training yesterday.

I did my first jump over a high jump bar and long jump into a sand pit! As I jump off my left leg, and the sore foot is my right, I am able to take off easily, its just the run up to the take off which is still a little slow due to the foot. So I was only doing 4 stride run up to take off, but man did it feel good to be doing something so specific....I was out on the track by myself on a sunny Dunedin day just grinning! Its funny how when you have been injured and unable to do something for so long, these simple things can be so much fun.

Yesterday I also got an email from Mr Young, my hip surgeon, giving me the green light to do hurdle drills (hurdling was the final activity to check off the list in terms of recovery from hip surgery), so we will be adding that to the training schedule too.

Throwing and running flat out are still hampered by the foot, but it is improving slowly. At this stage I still aim to do my first heptathlon at National Champs in Palmerston North in the first weekend of February.


  1. Your are the 3 P person:

    Patience, Purpose, Persistence

    Or the 3 D person:

    Desire, Diligence, Determination

    Wotefer - u r a champeen

    Gud on ya mate!

  2. Rebecca, what you are doing is really amazing and inspiring. And to think you also had hip surgery as well. Keep it going and bring home a medal for NZ. BTW, the Rugby World Championship was awesome. I was proud of Canada.

    I don't know if you follow professional basketball, but a player named Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat had a similar injury in late November of last year. Everybody thought he was done for the year, but he worked himself back to play in the NBA finals in June. I thought that was pretty amazing too.