My rehab is going really well and after some weeks of great physio work in SA (by Pierre Kurger Physiotherapy in Stellenbosch, the best physio in the world!). I could start with proper bike training when I came back to Sweden a few weeks ago and I have planned my first race! It will be on the 14th of July in Funäsdalen in Sweden. It will be 4 months and 9 days after my operation. I am so grateful for how quickly the rehab has been since the doctor first said it will be 6 months until I race.
This weekend is “Midsummer” in Sweden, it is a big holiday (and party) weekend but I have always had races on this weekend, so it is a bit different this year to actually not be away on this weekend. I am very lucky since it is normally the weekend of the Marathon World Champs. This year the World Champs is in September and I can take part, if it had been this weekend I would not have been able to race.
Even if I have planned my first race to be on the 14th of July there might be a start before, but it will be a last-minute decision, we will see! :-)
Since I am not able to race I took the opportunity to spend some time in our cottage in the mountains, I don’t often have time to be here for a full week. It is so nice to have my own little training camp where I can just concentrate on training and recovery! I hardly see any cars or people on my rides and it is just so quiet and the air is so fresh! I absolutely love it here! One day we did the 2 hours drive to Östersund, the town where I lived for 6 years and went to university. It was 18 years since I moved away from there and 14 years since I last visited, I can’t believe how time flies! It was no nice to be back and see the town again, even if it was only for a few hours. The Swedish XCO champs will be held there later this summer, but I am not racing of course ;)