Thursday, 7 November 2013

Back On The Blink

So the last few weeks haven't gone quite as I would have planned, in my last blog I was preparing for World Open qualifying, I sadly had to withdraw from this event after injuring my back a few days before I was meant to play. A hard call to make but the right one, I weighed up all the pros and cons of playing as well as testing my back on the day of the match before making the final decision.

I've suffered with back issues for a while now and its a constant battle to keep on top of it as well as any other problem areas where I struggle with injury. Thankful to help speed up the recovery process I have teamed up with Jason Ford at Stroud Sports Injury Clinic (http://www.stroudsportsclinic.com/) who has been helping the injury heal quicker and prevent it from reoccurring. Physio's are of great importance to squash players as well as other athletes helping cope with the effects training has on the body, so I would like to say a big thank you to Jason and his team!

What was the race to be fit for the worlds is now the race for Egypt, hoping to leave on the 17th of this month. After more treatment this week it still looks possible I will be on the plane in just over a week. I just have to listen to the advice of the people around me, although sometimes the hardest thing for an athlete to do is nothing even if its good for you. For me that’s because of the fear I might stand still or even worse go backwards while I'm injured so I am constantly looking at areas I can improve in while I'm out. Whether that be doing static hitting or doing physical sessions in the pool, every little helps. I have also been reading one or two sporting books while I've been injured including Jonah Barrington’s 'Murder in the Squash Court' which I cannot recommend highly enough!

So that’s about it my life is not that eventful at the minute and that cringey quote ‘you don’t know what you've got till it’s gone’ is ringing true!

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