I got strep throat last week and finished my antibiotics on the Wednesday before coming here, so yesterday was my first day off antibiotics. They take a lot out of you, but it was kind of an advantage … Instead of concentrating on everything, I was concentrating more on the breathing and relaxing. That also really helped me.
Much better than it has been all week. I got sick again this week, so I wasn’t really able to breathe. I was on antibiotics (until Wednesday). This program was so great coming here. I felt more confident than I ever have all season, more calm, more relaxed, bending the knees. So even that program with the one mistake … you can’t be perfect all the time, but for me that was a great skate for me and I’m happy with how it went.
No, it’s not healed. It happened in Sochi and it’s been going on and off all season. It’s been bugging me throughout my entire Grand Prix season. Coming here, my foot was bothering me. I knew when to push my foot and when not to. I know that it was all in my head. I knew if I didn’t think about it too much, it wouldn’t bother me too much. But it’s been getting better. Still not fully healed but it’s getting much better than it has been.
I had that in Sochi, then this year I got plantar fasciitis in my right foot. That’s what has been really bugging me. It’s a lot of scar tissue on the bottom of my right foot and (I feel it) every time when I pick for a flip or a Lutz. But mostly when I land on it, I can feel it the most. It’s still not healed, it’s still bugging me here, but I’m doing what I can.