“It’s hard getting back on track.”
Since injuring myself on the most important race day of my life in Rio. I had to take some time off training for a few reasons, the main being having tendinopathy in my left adductor magnus but also to recharge both mentally and physically.
I was recently given the all clear to start introducing small amounts of low intensity training, however I was lacking motivation and found it very difficult to get back training over Christmas and New Years.
So I brainstormed of a way to get me back on track, one of my pet hates is not achieving what I say I am going to do. So I decided to voice my planned goal which was to do “a 100 days with no days off training”. This gave me the grunt I was lacking to get back into consistent training.
Until day 15 came and I received some bad news… The doctor told me I had patellar tendinopathy and ordered me to have a week off training after jabbing my knee with cortisone.
My goal of “a 100 days no days off” was interrupted, but that just meant that I had to start back at day 1 a week later.
On Friday, I got the all clear to race today at the Tri Series in Robina, Gold Coast. My coaches knew that my performance was not going to be anything fantastic after the setbacks since Rio, but finishing national champion is a good step in the right direction and day one of 100 with no days off is back on track.
If you’re finding it hard to get back on track with YOUR goal stop making excuses. Feel free to give my method ago by sharing with others your proposed goal. If you would like me to hold you accountable then let me know what it is you’re trying to achieve and I will check in with you to make sure you’re staying on track.