Race to Alaska part II + ankle update

The race is now on, and you can follow it on http://tracker.r2ak.com/

Phil and Team Mau got through Seymour Narrows, but apparently the wind is gusting up to 40 knots, which on a beach cat…. yikes.

Here are some photos I took of the start

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Ankle update:

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Pretty colours!

I still can’t walk almost a week after the injury and suddenly have strong opinions on disability access to buildings. Funny how that works hey?

I can JUST about stand on it now, so hoping to be able to slowly walk by the weekend. Getting to work has changed from a 20 minute hop to almost 50 minutes including getting out of the boat and into the car and vice-versa. If only I worked for somewhere with a modern remote working policy.

What’s extra frustrating is that the weather has been hot dry and sunny – perfect weather to go practice on the water, or finish rebedding my chainplates, or polish gelcoat… and I’ve been able to do none of that.

I’m super whiny.

 

Matt

2 Comments

  1. Nice pics… interesting rowing options!
    I ain’t no doctor….but have you been treating that foot with ice bags for 15 minutes, twice a day? I had a similar ankle thing and what really helped was walking in the sea, knee deep, off a sandy beach. Just an idea.

    • I am, yeah. Just went to the physio – severely strained BOTH sets of ligaments on each side of my foot, and also my Achilles. Ugh.

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