It's been awhile since I've updated this, so I thought I'd give a quick note on where I'm at. On March 16th, I fell doing a double back and injured my back. Several doctors, chiropractor, x-rays, hours of ice, and two months later, and the injury has failed to improve leading the doctors and I to the unfortunate conclusion that I have stress fracture in one of my vertebrae. After trying to train on a broken back for the past two months, it's time to take a break (no pun intended). I have 4-6 weeks of NO gymnastics or hyper extension of my back, but I can continue to condition, stretch, swim, bike, and do light cardio. WAY less exciting than gymnastics, but I am relieved that I am permitted to exercise in some shape or form. Last time I broke my back, I was in a custom made hard back brace and literally sentenced to sitting for 4 months. So I consider myself very lucky this time around! That being said, I will be taking it easy until mid June. My mom always used to remind me that some things are blessings in disguise, and even though I'm not thrilled about the temporary setback, if I had to pick a time to get hurt and have to take time off, this is not the worst. I have plenty of time til season starts and I'll hit the gym harder than ever when I return. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's making a comeback. :)
In other news, I'm back in the gym coaching again and very happy about that. If I'm restricted from doing gymnastics, the next best thing is teaching it. We have a quick 5 week session with my team prep girls and team tryouts starting on May 19th!
Stay tuned and thanks