Love this photo of Goldie watching her compete today!

Love his photo of Goldie watching her compete today!

This was after Goldie threw 62m today at Loughborough International here at Luffers! Glad I was able to see her throwing and capture this photo πŸ™‚ This comp has really motivated me – throughout all the jav throwing today I was itching to get back on to that run way so badly! This time 2 years ago I was in my peak and throwing 48m + and very close to getting my first GB vest. I want that time back so much.
In the comp today there were four people who have had surgeries and come back from them to throw – today was exactly the extra bit of inspiration I needed! I am so happy for James Campbell, my team mate, who has had multiple shoulder surgeries and has attained Commonwealth Standard by 1cm!!

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THROWING JAVELINS FOR THE FIRST TIME, 9 MONTHS POST OP

OH MY GOLLY. Today was the day. I had tried to contain my excitement whilst I was massaging….but I am sure many people have listened to me hyping on about it throughout throwing, not just today, but the past couple of weeks!! πŸ˜€ SO off I trotted across the track, javelins in hand. I had missed the feel of my trusty Calypso and Randal (favourite javelins). It was a beautiful day for throwing!

Me throwing standing

I was really hesitant to begin with….it was slightly surreal! My first throw…….TEARS EVERYWHERE. I fell to my knees crying with happiness – I couldn’t believe it. My first throw in just under a year; it was finally here. πŸ™‚ It took me a little while to compose myself again to carry on throwing! I wish I had it on camera haha!

I started with just a few standing throws, taking the javelin for a walk up and down the field. It felt so light in my hand! I moved on to 3 and 5 strides, getting a little more momentum into the javelin. It didn’t hurt to throw at all….but I was scared, tentative. I knew it would definitely take time – I just have to accept that everyone always has to start somewhere! It can only go up from here. I was throwing about 20m – I didn’t want to push it. I was fighting the tears throughout the session haha, had a little cry after as well. Blooming hec so emotional! Today has been a good day πŸ˜€

Throwing action shot

A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY SAVIOUR PROFESSOR LENNARD FUNK, MY AMAZING SURGEON; MY PHYSIO AT BRIDGEWATER HOSPITAL, MY PHYSIO HERE AT LOUGHBOROUGH UNI PHIL EVANS WHO HAS DONE A FABULOUS JOB FOR THE LAST 9 MONTHS AND MY COACH WHO HAS HELPED ME THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS.

I cannot thank you enough πŸ™‚

Kelly B Sports Massage Therapist – check out my facebook page! :)

Kelly B Sports Massage Therapist - check out my facebook page! :)

As a newly qualified Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, I would like to invite you to like my facebook page πŸ™‚ https://www.facebook.com/kellybmassage

Please like my page and feel free to contact me regarding booking in for sports massage!

In the last few weeks, I have currently performed around 55 hours of sports massage in order to practice for when the official qualification came through and I am absolutely loving it πŸ˜€ I have had some great feedback and additionally, I am now proud to state that I am the Sports Massage Therapist for the 1st Rugby team at Loughborough University.

Just shows what technology can do for the blind

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2281460/How-microchip-inserted-eyes-blind-people-suffering-degenerative-disease-helped-again.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

I think this is pretty amazing, just imagine how those people who had been blind all their life would be feeling, having never seen a car, tree or street before. The world must have looked pretty scary to them, but absolutely intriguing and amazing. Really makes us realise we should be grateful for what we have πŸ™‚ I have so much respect for people who discover such things.

The pen that ‘writes’ in 3D – NEED!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2281188/Forget-ballpoint-The-30-pen-write-3D-using-plastic-wire.html

I am so excited!! Take a look at that link and the video too – this is something that anyone could have a go at really. Brilliant idea. It writes in plastic and a built in fan dries it as it comes out! Β£30 isn’t bad either, that might be on my Christmas list this year πŸ˜‰

I’ve heard of 3D printers too. That could kick things off big time if used wrongly, but being a arty…I can’t help but be amazed and excited by these inventions. I’ve had dreams about drawing in 3D…and can’t really believe they have become true so soon! Technology hey.

The future of my art could become alot more 3D than it is now!