Breaking my collarbone has been the single worst and most humbling experiences I had ever been through. The part that drove me crazy was not being able to workout or function at full capacity. However, looking back on the whole thing, it has taught me a lot about myself, life, and training. I felt invincible up until the accident and now that I’m fully healed I can’t help but feel the same way. Everything always works out in the end and it feels good to be back into the fold. Only difference is that I’m more cautious about my actions, now that I proved to myself that I’m not like Wolverine 😉
Top lessons learned:
1. Do your research – don’t trust everything you’re told. when it comes to your own health and well being, get several opinions, educate yourself so that you can be 100% sure that you are making the right decision and not just taking someone’s word for it. Always look out for #1.
2. Patience is a virtue – work through it one step at a time and don’t rush a good thing. Get a good athletic therapist , do your physio, and slowly ease back into the hardcore workouts you know and love.
I’m currently at 18 weeks post surgery and feeling absolutely incredible! I got my groove back and blessed that things can only look up from here. The injury gave my body a good break from working out, leaving me well primed and ready to push limits, try new things, get stronger, and become a better athlete. I like a good challenge and vow to make this my best training year yet. For the past month I’ve been easing back into a workout program. I’ve been doing:
90 minute bikram yoga sessions
flirty girl fitness classes
Life is good. Don’t live for the moment. Live in the moment. Take it all in. Do what you can when you can. Stay focused on the task at hand and make it happen.