Recovering from injury? GB rower Beccy Muzerie has been there too. She shares the lessons that she’s learned along the way
I stepped into the GB Rowing Team with the naive idea that now I was a funded athlete who could train daily without the pressures of work and study, my ergs would consistently get faster, my body would get stronger and stronger, and I would see daily progress towards becoming a world class rower. I was deluded.
Reality hit home just three days in when I was diagnosed with an injury that kept me out of the boat for a number of weeks. And I have been through various periods of illness and injury since.
If I have learnt anything it is that illness and injury are to be expected. We spend our days pushing our bodies to their limits – it is not surprising that sometimes we end up on the wrong side of the line. What matters is how we respond when it happens, and what we learn to try and prevent it happening again.(more…)