- Posted by Push Adventures
- On July 12, 2017
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- paratriathlete, paratriathlon, push adventures, Scott Crowley, South australia, wheelchair, wheelchair athlete
About six weeks ago the Push Adventures team spent an amazing extended weekend in the Flinders Rangers doing all sorts of good things.
Prior to the weekend away, I had just finished a six week block of intense training, of what felt like ridiculous amounts of swim, bike, & pushing, so the time away was recovery. At the end of this trip, (literally pulled in the drive way and got out of the car) I was stretching my back, and I fell over, from a great standing height of 5ft 8inches. I managed to completely break my right femur. I spent 6 days in hospital, and just managed to avoid the dreaded hospital food for those six days (so stoked, thanks support crew)!
So, a lot can happen in a block of six, and time away from work and training gave me A LOT of time to think…here are a few thoughts:
- How loud are 4 people snoring in a hospital room, while sleeping on their backs? (Seriously LOUD).
- When will someone figure out how to push a wheelchair and use an umbrella and at the same time (without me having to put the umbrella handle down my shirt or using an occy strap).
- How much NBA can I watch in one week in hospital?
This week has been a big week for me, as today marks six weeks since I injured my leg. I have my six week post surgery doc appointment tomorrow. I’ve slowly been increasing my training workload via stationary bike trainers, swimming, and other exercises (as advised by my Dr, Physio & coach) and I managed a 20 min push in my track wheelchair on Sunday!! And lastly, I had skin folds done today (awful at the best of times), and I’m lighter and stronger than I was back in MARCH!!
So onward and upwards!!! A Block of 10, till world Para-triathlon World Championships in September, with nothing but the good life mixed in!
LET’S GO GET IT.