I'm sure it's gutting to have the retirement choice taken out of your hands Wolf but I bet with your fitness and overall good health, you'll recover well.
IW, I hope it all goes smoothly, you recover quickly and come back stronger than ever before! It's a shame about the IM, I know it's horrible to have something that's such a big part of your life taken away from you...
so you're just going to have to come back to kick some Olympic Distance ass!
Good luck Wolfy. Heal strong and l look forward to hearing about you kicking ass at that oli distance.
are these sort of bionics performance enhancing?
Recover strong Wolfie... you can then kick some serious age group arse at the middle distances.
Actually you are not retiring at all - and never will.
You can be out injured from IM for the rest of your life. At 117 you can tell people I would be doing an IM this year but I'm injured!
And Olympics are fun, they just hurt more!
Wish you a speedy recovery, and it gives you an opportunity to look for some new challenges.
You'll be a swim Goddess after all that swimming.
Besides, I wouldn't bet my house on you being retired from IM. Maybe not in the near future but you're a woman who likes to push boundaries and if they tell you that you can't, you probably will if you want to!
In the meantime though, hope all goes well and wishing you lots of luck with the op and a swift recovery.
I wouldn't bet my house on it either. I've met enought people at races who've hip implants to know that would be a very unsound bet.
Enjoy the swim and recover well Wolfy.
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