Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The End

Well, we have finally made it to the end! Two terms, dozens of essays, countless labs and a couple handfuls of exams later, another year at McGill has gone by. And in between all of these we've walked, ran, cycled and swam. We've played frisbee, gone skating, done yoga and skied. We've tried new exercises, learned new sports and challenged ourselves to be the best athletes we can be. There's an excellent reason McGill is the best school in the country and one of the top universities in the world: its students are dedicated, determined and strive for nothing less than the best. This year we've seen our fellow students succeed in social efforts, academics and sports. We are among the top students and athletes in the world and we prove ourselves time and time again.

Recovering from a severe injury this year, I rediscovered the necessity of maintaining proper fitness. I had to adapt the way I did many activities and I had to learn new exercises. Changing my lifestyle was difficult, not to mention I was unable to pursue some of my favourite sports. But life goes on, and I was gradually able to regain my strength, mobility and confidence. An active lifestyle not only helped me heal physically, but helped me manage the psychological trauma I experienced as a result of the injury. Regular exercise helped keep me calm and provided me with an outlet for stress. Beyond physical activities, McGill's Sports Medicine Clinic and my physiotherapist guided me in my recuperation and along my path to full recovery.

In September, I never thought the day would come when I could step out my front door and go for a run. Today is that day. It feels fantastic to be able to realise my goals and 
I have loved sharing this year with you. Thank you to all the dedicated readers and to those who may only now be discovering the blog. 

I wish you all a relaxing, enjoyable and active summer. See you next year!

- Martlet Girl

1 comment:

  1. How invigorating to be a McGill student with such inspiring peers and wide choice of activities to participate in! Thank you for sharing your personal stories on the path of returning to sport and physical fitness:)