Last Xmas shipping dates in the Swim Smooth Shop:
12th Dec: Asia, Far East, Aus, NZ
14th Dec: USA/Canada
16th Dec: Western Europe
None more so than Aussie Fiona Ford based in Richmond and central London.
Fiona has just been featured on the Injury Athletes Club podcast where she talks about her own recovery from a near fatal bike crash in June 2012 when a car suddenly pulled out in front of her.
Thanks to quick thinking and her strong bike-handling skills, she was able to avoid colliding with the vehicle—but she still flew off her bike and hit the pavement, sustaining a broken collarbone, sacrum, several vertebrae, and pelvis, among other injuries.
During the interview she talks candidly about the challenging physical and emotional journey in returning first to daily life and then on to competing again. Find out what made the differences for her and the physical and emotional hurdles she had to overcome along the way.
It's a great listen for any athlete or coach but especially inspiring if you are making a comeback from a minor or major injury yourself:
Amazingly, despite being told by doctors her running days were over, Fiona went on to qualify and race at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, finishing in third place in her age group - truly amazing!
You can also read Fiona's book all about her journey back to competition here: www.amazon.co.uk/Back-Track-Recovered-Near-Fatal-Accident/dp/1782550747/
And lastly, you can meet Fiona in person yourself by booking in for a video analysis session or joining her squad sessions in Richmond and central London. Find out more about her Swim Smooth services at: www.fionafordcoaching.com/?page_id=1300
Not in London? Find your nearest SS coach here: swimsmooth.com/coaches/find-a-coach