2 weeks ago
I’ve been pretty mia from instagram lately. a lot of it has to do with the fact that i haven’t been biking because of the injury but really it’s more than that. there’s a lot of change coming my way. good change but it’s something that’s taking a lot of time to prepare for (i’ll explain more in a future post). in a lot of ways, fracturing my shoulder couldn’t have come at a worse time, but in one way it did- this may sound a little crazy... but i needed it to happen. i was getting cocky, i was too confident and i was doing too much. i thought i was ready for things that were far above my skill level. i forgot that with mountain biking, you really do need to be patient. but i was hungry. i wanted to hit bigger jumps. i wanted to go faster. i needed to be better, to do better... it wasn’t healthy. i put too much pressure on myself. i hate to admit it, but my injury was 100% avoidable. am i happy it happened? yes and no. no because it hurt like hell and being told you have to stay off your bike for 8-12 weeks is absolutely devastating but yes because if this didn’t happen... if i didn’t have this minor setback (and it really is minor) then something much worse could’ve happened down the road. i got lucky. i’ll be the first to admit that. moving forward, once i’m back on the bike... i’m really going to take my time to practice my skills, go back to the basics, really learn how to corner, get my elbows up, develop my own style when i’m in the air and still have a blast out there. my advice to the beginners- take your time, be proud of your accomplishments, don’t skip steps and really focus on developing your skills- everyday you’ll improve whether you notice it or not. i love this sport and i want to be able to do it for as long as possible. i’ve learned my lesson about trying to advance too quickly- i can say with certainty that it wasn’t worth the injury and time off the bike.
can’t wait to come back in a few weeks stronger than ever 💪🏻
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