Having suffered 4 major crashes in the past 25 months has given me the insight and expertise needed to deal with a major athletic setback. I’m no shrink, but I think I’ve earned some creds from the school of hard knocks. If you have a major crash, here are the different stages you can expect in the path to recovery.
Click here to read Part 1, if you haven’t already.
Fact #1– Humans have anywhere from 40,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day. That is 2500 to 5000 per each waking hour. This roughly equals to 1 to 3 thoughts per second.
In the second after which I turned back, the 3 thoughts in my head were –
- He’s definitely going to crash into me.
- That helmet is strikingly blue.
- Oh shit! He’s definitely going to crash into me.
A week late, but I can remember everything that happened like it was this morning.
On 23rd of April, I signed up for my first race in Spain at a town called “Durana”.
I couldn’t have asked for a better race for my first race of the year — the start was just 5kms away from my UMC apartment and it was my “home course” – I had trained extensively on the route and knew exactly what to expect.