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Fight myself back

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

One of our very important characteristics as an athlete is our discipline and belief in our body. The last 8 weeks were one of the hardest periods in my life. I couldn’t run, cycle and swimming was impossible at all. I did things that I normally don’t do because either I’ve no time or don’t like them. All the office work was growing and growing over the last months – now it has vanished but I’m pretty sure that it’ll grow againJ Every time when the weather was fine you could find me on the top of a mountain. When I went to the physiotherapist or my doc in Munich it took me 4 hours because I had to use the local excursion train. But this had a really positive effect to the same time: I refreshed my wardrobe and this was more than overdue! Many of my friends couldn’t understand how I could stay that calm but deep in my body there was a voice that told me: “Stay calm and wait!” And I took this time. The same moment I felt like moving the fire was bursting out and I wanted to go on. I’m back into training for 5 days now and cycling goes perfectly! My run improves with every session: I run always 1 km more than in the session before and I already broke the 8km-mark! The only disappointing thing is my swim: I’m not able to swim freestyle. The first sessions looked funny: 3 right arm moves and 1 left arm move. It hurt like hell and every time I tried a little bit more. At the moment I can swim 3x50m free style – it’s still a long way to go and a piece of hard work in front of me. But I look optimistically into the future and something is telling me that the break was really good for me. I look at some things from a totally different point than before. From now on it means to get well soon and enjoy every training session!

Thanks to everyone who has been there for me and helped me over some dark moments!

Sunny greetings from Bad Tölz

Yours Diana

PS: the new glasses from adidas-eyewear makes me faster to get back into training:-)