The next part of my recovery.

 

JimW-Felicity Ayres 43My next diary pages… (not allowed to do this free cartwheel yet!) 

WEEK 4

Monday

It was four weeks ago today that I had my accident. I went to school for half a day. I had a few pains in the back of my head, and I looked a bit tired. I just didn’t feel well enough for gym. I came home had some medicine and rested.

Then Bella was practising gym at home, and I wanted to help her! She was practising on beam at home and I worked with her on some new dance sections.

Tues

Today I went proper swimming with school! It felt good! I wanted to jump in, the teacher told me, ‘No’. (I knew that really!) I liked being in the water, but I was tired afterwards. I just couldn’t go to gym as well, so I went home to rest.

When Bella came home, she told me that she’d achieved great things! I was so happy and proud of her backward walkover split flic on beam. https://www.instagram.com/p/BVSQhgSD7Xw/ Brilliant Bells.

Weds

Only half a day at school, as I was too tired.

Friday

Oceanfest at Croyde today! So excited! Shorts on! I could do Zumba! I was lucky that I got to eat a snow cone. Yum yum in my tum! My family and I also had a beach walk in the evening.

Saturday

I managed my programme in the gym for 2hrs. Kelly changed some of my conditioning to make it a bit harder. It was good to be in the gym with everyone. Afterwards I started to help coach.  I had a sticker saying ‘Coach’ Fliss, Mike thought it was funny to put a sticker on me saying ‘Bus’ Fliss. Get it?!

I had a really bad nightmare that night. 😔

Sunday

I really felt tired and felt a bit sick this morning, but went to the beach early anyway. I felt better and thought I could give body boarding a go – carefully in the sea. It was brilliant to be doing that! I also did some relaxing fun therapy just playing in sand.  When we got home I helped Bella with her beam routines.

WEEK 5

Mon

BLAZING hot, 30deg C! It was Sports Day in the afternoon but we could only do half of it. There were a few team games I could take part in but there were no running races anyway today. I was too exhausted from the heat and sun to go to gym.

Tues

It was swimming with school again. It was too hot to try and do gym too. 33 degree C today! I am looking forward to gym and water squirting outside after gym tomorrow. I’ve packed my swim costume!

Weds

I went to school for half a day today, then had some rest then felt OK to go to gym. I managed my conditioning and visualisation programme which took 2hrs, then helped out with the others before it was outside water fun! I knew I had to be really careful of my head, and not run in case I slipped, but I still took part. We were ‘Gym busters’! Our coaches got wet.  

Thurs

There was no gym training planned today. I did a full day at school. I find that I struggle in the afternoons to concentrate, and so I get a bit frustrated. It’s Taylor’s (from gym) Prom tonight. We went down to surprise her. She didn’t expect it. She looked beautiful. There were big smiles from us all. 

Fri

I am really excited to be going to gym this afternoon.

I wanted to get there EARLY.

I’m pleased as I managed to do my full 2 hour programme.

Sat

I set my alarm early so I could help set up Falcons gym ready for the national Gymstars comp tomorrow. Dad helped too. It felt good to help. It is International handstand day! I couldn’t go upside down as it would be too serious to put pressure to my head so we had to be innovative in the garden.  This is a picture of me doing a Handstand 😉 😉 DSC_1241  My mum and Bella joined in too. 

This is how I can do it when I’m well! JimW-Felicity Ayres 28 (1) Hope I do this again soon.

Sun

Gymstars day – the first national comp at Falcons! I helped from 8am. I REALLY REALLY wished I was doing gym and competing, but never mind I am still recovering. I was at the gym from 8am til 7pm. I was asked to present all the medals and rosettes. I loved it! I felt very special to be doing this job and it was brilliant when I got to put medals over the heads of club mates and other gymnasts from other clubs I know. It was good to meet people too. I felt a bit famous! It was quite hot in the gym all day so I had to keep drinking water.

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A brilliant first national comp at Falcons.

In my brain I felt like I was competing too, and remembered all my skills. I hope I can get back to gym skills soon.

WEEK 6

Mon

I felt so tired this morning. I was really exhausted. Mum had to pick me up from school at lunchtime. I knew I just needed to rest.

I’ve been talking to mum about food, and thinking about what food I need to eat to make me better, feel healthy and get me back to being an athlete.

I’ve also be thinking about doing a skydive! When I’m old enough I’d like to try. I think it would be great fun and I’d try and raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

I want to get better and be able to do all these things. ☺

Tues

I felt better going to school, but missed my two friends not being there. I went swimming with school. It was hard stuff trying to treading water for one minute. I felt like I was going to be sick! After swimming I watched my friends play tennis. After a couple of hours I really wanted to go to gym, so I asked Kelly if I could come in 5-7pm. It was COOL tonight!

The postman has left a note to say that my new shoes for my Devon Sports Awards Night on Friday have been delivered and left in the shed. Can’t find them anywhere! Oh no, I need them!!!

It’s frustrating not being able to do amazing things in the gym but I know this slow recovery time is going to be worth it in my life.

My Mum and Dad and Jack and Bella are really supporting me and I also  want to say thanks for helping me too everyone.

Bye for now.

Fliss x

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