It's been a roller coaster ride of training since I started this trial. From smooth preparations and training all going to plan, to head injury and completely housebound, and back again (almost).
It's been six weeks since the cycling accident and I wouldn't say I was out of the woods yet. Not by a long way. But, I am did get on that plane to China (5th sept) to take part in the aquathlon world championships on the 7th, and the triathlon world championships on the 10th, and I will consider myself lucky to be alive and very lucky to be a least partially back to fitness and able to wear that GB suit proudly, knowing the even tougher road I have had to get to that start line.
POWERbreathe definitely seems to be quietly but steadily improving me too, and on level 6, perhaps ready to go up one to level 7, I have very rarely needed the inhaler lately.
My run coach doesn't trust that I don't need it though, and still always asks me to bring it to the track.
If you want to follow my progress in China you will find me on Facebook and twitter (@nuuutymel and @ryding2health). You can find the world championship coverage on http://www.Beijing.triathlon.org
I predict it to be a great elite race and am looking forward to seeing Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee and Helen Jenkins both take the world titles (I hope!)