Jannah Tucker in her own words:
There is an anonymous quote that says, "Without struggle there is no progress."
In the past four months I have never found that quote to be any more true. I've had to encounter many challenges mentally, physically and spiritually, but as I took my obstacles day by day I began to see positive results.
This recovery process has taught me the value of patience and deferred gratification. I had to respect the amount of time it was going to take to get back on the court smarter, stronger and more confident.
Now, I am running, jumping and doing plyometrics. I get fitted for my sports brace in a couple of weeks and following that, my surgeon, Dr. Leslie Matthews, will give me a progress/performance test to enhance my training and get me prepared to be 100 percent.
Until then, I am going to physical therapy twice a week and training with a local sports performance enhancement trainer three times a week. I've also enjoyed hitting the speed bag and heavy bag to strengthen my upper body as well as augmenting my speed and quickness.
I've learned a lot about myself through this entire process because I've had so much time to think so I am more than ready to build on what I've already done and leave new footprints.