Sandi Morris gets past surgery for ingrown toenail

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Morris_Sandi1a-Oslo18.jpgSandi Morris, photo by PhotoRun.net

WASHINGTON (USA): World indoor pole vault champion Sandi Morris says she will begin her season in April following surgery for an ingrown toenail. The American wrote on Twitter: "Beloved fans! Many are asking when I can be seen back in action post-surgery. I'm well on my way to recovery and will open my outdoor season in April. This week I had another bump in the road (had an ingrown toenail removed #ouch #tmi ?) But - all is well!"

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I'm glad Instagram is finally back up so I can share a little story with you. Almost exactly 3 years ago, on March 12th 2016, I raised my personal best from 4.80m to 4.95m (16'2.75") in a single competition. I won my first U.S. National Title, and followed that one week later with my first global medal - silver at the World Indoor Championships. What fans see is the performance, but what they don't get is the emotion - the roller coaster you go through internally leading up to, and during, a competition. I will always remember that one, not only because of what I achieved, but what I pushed through during that comp. 💪🏼 I remember it started out as a rough day, and I was making most bars on third attempts. I was in third place, and only 2 would go on to compete at worlds. I got over 4.70m (15'7") on a third and last attempt, (after doing the same at almost all the prior heights - I was already exhausted from so many jumps) so I decided to run to the bathroom... I just needed a second. A single, silent moment. I had to take myself away from the crowd to BREATHE and remind myself what I am capable of. ✨ #Selfconfidence is KEY. ✨ When I stepped back out on the runway, I cleared my mind and hit the "reset button" on my mentality. I pretended the competition was just beginning with a clean slate, and I was opening at 4.80m (15'9"). I tapped into my positivity and self-belief. The rest of the meet became a blur, but I know I missed once at 4.80m (but it was a good attempt) and used my next attempts at 4.90m. What do you know? ✨ I cleared 4.90m on my third attempt and jumped from 3rd place to 1st when I had been trailing the entire time! As they say, "it ain't over til' it's over"... ✨ I remember pausing to check my pulse after the celebration, and my heart was pounding. I had to calm myself back down because I wanted the NEXT bar too. Somehow I then walked back and put together the same jump at 4.95m, and hit another consecutive personal best! I shocked myself and I think I shocked the world 🌎 ✨ I will always remember 03/12/2016 - the day the world learned my name. #grateful #nikewomen #believe #youcanbegreat #greatness #strongwomen

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