It been a week of frustrations as we tried to get the foot plate right in my boat….I felt I was wasting so many sessions! However, Thursday afternoon we seemed to crack it and it feels BLOOMIN’ AWESOME!!! It’ll take a bit of adjusting to, but there feels like there’s soooo much potential. It’s exciting!
I’ve felt strong in the gym, and I’ve been working hard on my rehab and CV…there’s still a long way to go, but one step at a time…as long as those steps are in the right direction things are good!! I’ve had quite a wobble getting my head around the fact that I’m not going to be fully prepared or fit for either the May regatta or the World Cup. It’s going to be quite a challenge for me to cope with potentially not being able to deliver what I’d like to deliver…but it will be a great learning for me if I can manage my “head”.
I also know how I can step up to the mark when I need to…I’ve got a week on my own this week to really process everything and work hard. I still truly believe I can come out with a strong performance at the May regatta…I’ve then got another week after that to consolidate everything before the World Cup. I’m looking forward to it.
The rest of the squad are off to the Europeans this weekend….I wish I was part of the team, but hey, I’ll use that to motivate me and keep driving me to work harder! Good luck to all the guys competing, this is our first real stepping stone to Rio, so I know we’ll show the opposition that we’re coming out strong!
I also became a grandma this week!!…..My mare had a chestnut filly foal on Tuesday morning. Not quite what I’d planned, as I was keeping everything crossed for a colt(male), but everything happens for a reason and I’m getting my head around a plan B now. She was born on the Queens birthday and the week that the legend jump jockey AP McCoy retired, so she’s sharing an important week with some strong people….maybe that’s a sign for the future!