I guess it’s a common mistake. At least I tend to spend my time looking for more instead of appreciating what is right in front of me. But I do think, that as an athlete, where your job is to perform you will always be looking for more. How can I beat yesterday?
What is your pre-season thoughts?
I know that it’s important to see things in the bigger picture and let the failures lead your way to success.
After a bad race, I always need some time to rethink things a little. I need to find that inner motivation to really do everything I can to get better, and I need to use the bad day and turn into something good. And I will. I just need time. And that's okay. No #mondaymotivation for me after a Sunday like that. But now a new week is around the corner and I feel the Orbea-Oiz looking at me with longing eyes. So I should give it some company and go enjoy getting stronger.
This write is on how I addressed the problem, how I dealt with it and how I fixed it #smallsetbacks
I was chilling around in my apartment a little hangover from the 4hour ride I had done in the morning. The morning menu had been served as a mountainbike ride with 3 times 12 minutes threshold and 10minutes of (30/30). As I slowly moved around in the apartment I started to get a weird feeling below my knee, every time I got up from the couch this warm pain spread into my leg.
A few more step-ups and I realized that the pain wasn’t a coincidence. So I finally looked at my legs and to my horror, I could see a swollen and warmer area just below the left knee cap. Oh no. That’s never a good sign.
Freak out a little and ask google.
So what? Was I just lucky? I feel fortunate, that's for sure. But after some years in this game I did start to figure out better and better how to handle smaller problems and injuries on the way. This was nothing big or something I would have told the world about normally. But I thought about it, and I came to the conclusion that I can't be the only one struggling with some setbacks from time to time. So maybe you can find this write useful?
Reflect what you desire, become what you respect. GRL PWR