Injury and Recovery...and Injury?
After years of no real serious injuries windsurfing, this year really has been a pain in the…elbow…shoulder…and feet!
To summarise the past year, torn bicep tendon = tendonitis (tennis elbow), impacted shoulder torn AC joint (snowboarding) = floating collarbone, shoulder impingement and 12 months of less than 50 percent arm strength when sailing AND frankenfoot in Australia, however, when it is all said and done the traveling and experiences have more than made this year well worth it.
Sarah and I have had such an amazing year, and we must thank everyone who has helped realised such an awesome year! Sarah managed to come 7th in the world and is very happy... so worth having me as coach/caddy it seems!!
To top off the accident list, we went up to the event in Tiree last week and I was looking forward to finally getting some better sailing in (shoulder up to about 80% now). We were successful on the sailing front but I did end up at the docs to remove sand from my eyelid and crushed my foot in the straps on a fairly rough wipeout... I honestly don’t know what has happened but I seem to be injury prone at the minute!
Anyway the key to injuries is looking forward, and the main thing this year has taught me is to chase every session, enjoy whatever gets thrown at you and all injuries should fuel your desire to windsurf even more!
Having been in the Canaries this summer, then Europe (no real wind), Tiree (first goodish sessions this year), Maui (also a few good shoulder pain free sessions) we are now back in Saltash, Sarah has started back at work and we are both plotting various ways to maximise water time and chase all forecasts possible!
So stay tuned for many new photos and adventures in the South West...healing, recovery, windsurfing, surfing, crossfit, spearfishing, wakeboarding, fishing and beach camping to come through the spring and summer!
Hope you like the pics, they are from all over the place the last few months!