Here’s the deal. I am forced to skip the Universiades. My foot has taken more time to heal than first expected and even though the recovery has progressed well, running in spikes still gives me pain sensations in the right foot. It is a big disappointment since it first looked like I could start my season in Paavo Nurmi Games. After consulting doctors and physiotherapists about the current situation we have decided that we prioritize healing the foot properly.
My Universiade experience in 2013 was amazing and this is why leaving the 2015 Gwanju Universiades out, was not an easy decision. However, right now I need to look at the big picture and remember that my main goals are in Rio 2016. At the moment I need to concentrate on getting my foot fully healthy, before stressing it more. Next step is to get a new MRI from the foot to see what the current situation is. After that I will know how to proceed. In any case, I hope it will not take much longer to start training and competing normally.
Although it mostly sucks, there are good things to this foot problem as well. First of all, my nervous system gets a proper long rest for the first time in almost nine years. Secondly, I get to strengthen other areas of my body that in normal trainings don’t get so much attention. And lastly, this challenge with the foot has made it crystal clear, I want to get healthy to compete at an even higher level and nothing brings more hunger to get back than having to look from the side how others are competing!
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