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My working holiday 1st ep—from fans to therapist 打工渡假初體驗(上)—從粉絲到治療師

(中文在後)

After quitting my first job this Lunar New Year, I spent most time planning to live in Canada; in other spare time, I worked in elder house, doing home rehab and some early intervention with children. In this half year, I worked more for self-achievement and self-discovering than the money I made. Though my favorite job makes least but is becoming part of my dream as a Physiotherapist. That is being a PT for UTR, the middle and distant running team in University of Taipei.

I have been a big fan of Chia-Che and UTR, the team he coach and train with. Chia-Che is the TPE London Olympic marathoner but after breaking his tibialis posterior tendon and the replacement surgery in 2014, he suffered from a long rehab and finally came back to top this year. Since their school isn’t far, I was dreaming to work as a PT or even train with them.

As a new grad PT, I was hesitated if I was compatible to be a professional runners’ therapist. Just like how Chia-Che encourages athletes to be active; if I really wish something come true, I should do something but not wait for it. So I decided to contact UTR track and field captain, Jerry Liang, who is also a vlogger with a favourable big smile. In the beginning I watch their training once a week, doing some consultations, stretch advices and manual techniques in some cases. Gradually, I appeared earlier warm up and sometimes run with them.

Every time I join UTR training is a chance talking to my running idols, which don’t happen even in my dreams. One day we talked about summer vacation and training trip. I heard they planned to train in high altitude in Japan and Gansu, China. From that day, I appeared more often and tried to be reliable in my profession waiting the best time to propose joining their training trip.

“Shih Chi, how is your work in elder house?” Chia-Che asked. “It’s good, but I’m about to quit.” I replied curiously. “May I discuss something with you later?” He asked again. I smelled some good news, but I tried to reply my agreement calmly. Hopefully, Chia-Che wanted to sponsor my plane ticket and accommodation to Gansu as a PT for three weeks, and I can run with them if I want. What a good surprise; I got the invitation from Truly Man(Chia-Che), one of my biggies idol runner!

(To be continued)

 

 

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Drinking coffee and reading book of Truly man

 

 

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Leading core exercise in Gansu

 

自從年初辭去人生第一份正職工作,我大部分的重心在規劃未來幾年留居加拿大的可能。其餘時間則接了老人安養院、居家復健、小兒早療還有一次中學泳隊隨隊治療師的工作,一方面貼補生活,也藉著不同工作得到生活成就感並在不同環境了解自己對職場的偏好。半年打工的日子裡,我在不同場域轉換工作內容,最後成為北市大中長跑的物理治療師。發現讓我最有成就感的工作雖然收入最少,但實是我成為物理治療師的夢想實現的一塊拼圖。

大學接觸馬拉松後,漸漸成為台灣長跑選手鍵盤粉絲,其中我最喜歡的莫過於張嘉哲跟他帶領的北市大中長跑隊。張嘉哲是中華台北倫敦奧運的馬拉松代表選手,但2014年一場比賽中跑斷了脛後肌腱,手術後經過漫長的復健,終於在今年初跑回巔峰。由於北市大天母校區離我母校算近,讓我總想著有天和他們一同訓練,甚至成為他們中長跑隊的專任治療師。

剛從學校畢業的我,難免懷疑自己能否勝任處理選手的問題。但就像嘉哲時常鼓勵年輕選手成為主動出擊而非被動等待機會或資源的運動員,如果這真的是我很渴望的機會,自然該預備好自己並爭取。幸運地我聯絡上當時擔任田徑隊長的梁哲睿,同時也是個性圓融的Vlogger,因此有了好的開始。起初,我每週去看他們練習,做一些傷痛諮詢、伸展建議或偶爾的徒手介入。漸漸我喜歡提早到,跟著他們熱身和訓練。

每次跟北市大中長跑的互動都是我與跑步偶像對話的機會,做得是我連夢中都不曾發生的事。就在一次跟隊員閒聊,問到暑假的訓練規劃,從旁得知嘉哲將帶隊規劃前往日本與中國甘肅進行高地訓練。因此我更頻繁地參與他們的訓練,展現我物理治療專業,希望找到機會提出自己想參與移地訓練的想法。

“世奇,你現在安養機構的工作如何?” 嘉哲問。“還不錯,但我已經跟他們提離職。” 我回答,但好奇這問句的背後。“等回兒有空? 想跟你討論件事。” 他接著說,這回我更確認嗅到一股好消息,但仍做勢以平常心回復。幸運地是,嘉哲想資助我的機票與住宿,邀請我擔任隨隊治療師一同到甘肅移地訓練三個禮拜,同時也歡迎我一起做高地訓練。幾個月的接觸讓我得到真男人(張嘉哲)的邀請,當下我是又驚又喜的答應了。

(未完待續)

 

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甘肅核心運動指導
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喝莫忘初衷獨跑者魂

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