|Lining up to start Ratingen:) Track 14, 2012|
Not too many competition pics due to lack of competing! Just saving it for the big show:)
Thanks Jarrod Adams for the pic
Unfortunately during the second event, high jump in my final warm up jump I jammed my take off foot off which was not ideal. With every jump in the competition my pain in my foot increased so we made the call not to continue onto higher heights. I ended up winning the event with a clearance of 1.81m which was well below my best.
I felt I was still able to continue at this stage but my performance in the remaining 2 events of the day were compromised due to my foot. At the end of day 1 we made a choice to pull out of the heptathlon. Whilst I do not like not completing heptathlons the main event is in August for me and I need to ensure my body is in one piece and in peak condition in order to be at my best. I was supported by my amazing team and we knew it was the right and sensible decision to make.
My team kicked into overdrive and arranged for me to see specialists in Zurich last Monday and have further treatment in London throughout last week. I am extremely grateful to the excellent care I received both in Zurich at one of the FIFA Medical Centres and in London at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre and all the people that sorted this treatment out for me. I was able to get some good training done in London as well as recovering from the body work I received. It was fantastic to be in London and feel the buzz in the city which will only increase in the coming weeks!
|Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London - Track 15, 2012|
Amazing facilities and extremely helpful gurus! Thanks so much Dan Pfaff for your awesomeness :)
I arrived back in Switzerland in the weekend and have resumed running training today. There is no better feeling for me than running and it was so nice to get in to it today! Thank you so much for all your messages of support and for sending all your healing vibes my way - I really appreciate it!!!