21st to 27th May 2011
'When thick clouds cross my path, there is a light that shines on me that guides me through to brighter days'
My weekend was a hectic one completing the many assignments that we have been given for school. I had a break though to watch Jarrett run in the Half Marathon Eve 5km Fun Run and Junior Point Score, it was a huge field of runners of all ages and abilities. The weather conditions were favourable however as the race progressed the winds began to increase. Jarrett ran perfectly, being one of the lead runners in the event, as the race went on one runner had taken the lead with Jarrett a clear second place. We waited at the finish line to see Jarrett run a magnificent race, coming second overall but he was the first Junior across the line. He ran an excellent time of 16:26:00 which was terrific on that particular course. He received a trophy which he let me hold, he still always says he runs every race for me. He also received maximum points for the point score, he has now received the maximum points in all three races he has run in so far this season.
Sunday, inspired by Jarrett's race I was determined to do my 3km walk again with my rollator around the perimeter of the AIS without stopping. I made it over the toughest hill, red faced and slightly puffing and went on, I had not stopped but suddenly that all changed, the path was slightly uneven and I kicked into my rollator wheel with my left foot and then went for a tremendous stumble onto my right side. Immediately I had pain in my ankle, knee and heel. I continued to the end but was in excruciating pain, I felt that I had done something serious. At home, I rested it, tried to ice it but it stung like crazy and was unbearable and I elevated it. The pain continued for the rest of the day and into the week, often the pain becoming more severe.
So I spent this week having it investigated, I am afraid to say that I have a stress fracture again in exactly the same location that it occurred last time. There is nothing much I can do for it other than stay off it and do the little exercises Rhiannon my physiotherapist has given me to do and wait for it to heal. I am so disappointed as I had felt I was making progress and would perhaps be able to do the Athletics ACT Cross Country but now there is no hope of that.
At school I have had to endure the pain from my heal and try to concentrate on the work, that is not an easy task but you have to just grin and bear it. Pain also makes me feel nauseous and totally exhausted so I felt rather miserable sitting in class.
In Maths we are still completing tasks related to Pythagoras theorem, in English we listened to Barack Obama's speech when he was named President Elect of the United States, in Science we have moved on from Forces and Newton's Laws to Energy and in Christian Living we are working on our Moral Tale.
On Thursday I had to present my speech in English, my speech was on bullying, I think I presented it well, from the class speeches the teacher's decide who will go on to do their speeches at a special Middle School Public Speaking Night.
In Footy Tipping I am still winning with 49 points, Nana and Pop are now both on 44, I am hoping to increase my lead this weekend. There could be some interesting results because so many players had a tough game in the State of Origin, which by the way I was going for Queensland.
Nalani did PE for the first time in ages this week, she was so excited to be able to participate, she is hoping to do further study in the area of sports massage, sport management or sport science when she finishes Year 12 this year.
Next week I have to go into hospital on Wednesday for more tests, I will let you know all about them in next week's Blog.
I have started a new fund raising project for the Brain Tumour Fund, I am collecting five cent pieces in a container from change we get when we go to the shops and sometimes ones that one of us finds on the ground, many people seem to drop them as if they are worth nothing but each five cent piece could add up to a large amount to help funds like the Brain Tumour one I hope to fill my container fully before the end of the year.
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