For the past six months, I have been taking part in a little documentary aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging fitness. But don't worry, I won't get stopped in the street and asked to sign any autographs or anything silly like that. The whole experience has been beneficial to me on many levels.
As I have said before, throughout my recovery, it has been difficult to measure, or see, any progress being made. That is why it is so nice seeing people, like family or friends, who we don't see very often because they always point something out about my recovery, whether that is a physical, or mental, element which I may not have noticed myself.
It was great seeing the final film, mostly because I had forgotten a lot of it, so it was a great way to jog my leaky memory and reconnect a few pathways in the old noggin.
The biggest thing I noticed was how much my walking has improved, as I have said before, with the limp hardly noticeable anymore.
Unfortunately what was also noticeable was how much weight I have put on over the course of the time period - without trying to sound too vain! So a few trips to the gym are definitely needed now before I can think about a career as an underwear model! Only joking!
The whole process was rather surreal I must say, mostly because I, nor my amazing girlfriend Amy, are the sort of people who go in search of any limelight - despite choosing a career as a sports journalist - especially now I have suffered my injury.
But that probably proves my point perfectly; I chose a career where I write about someone else's achievements, and not my own, unless you count this blog - but as I have said before, I use this blog mostly as a chart of my progress so I can look back and learn about the different stages of my recovery because I have a rather leaky memory.
I do try and get to the gym about two or three times a week, I have a feeling that will now increase having seen myself on screen! But as I have learned throughout this process; there are a lot more important things in life!
One of those priorities is my incredible girlfriend Amy, and it was such a nice experience to do together, as a couple. As I have mentioned before, Amy has been absolutely incredible throughout this whole time, and I truly owe her so much.
Hopefully one day I might be able to show the film on here because it made me and Amy cry to see it. It was just a small part of my journey but it was amazing to see it altogether and know I really have come a long way.
In the film, we both mentioned the possibility of training to do a 10k charity run one day - which I will definitely hold Amy to now, because she really hates running, being a south coast girl, who grew up swimming for her local club! I completed a 10k right before my bleed, with a medal (and picture above) to prove it!
So hopefully a few months from now when we complete a 10k, I can look back at this blog post and see another goal achieved. Watch this space....