Thank you all for the wonderful comments and emails, facebook messages, and phone calls. Its amazing to have gone through this with other people and a true feeling of camaraderie. I've been injured so many times before but I always had to weigh all my feelings on Francines shoulders and now I don't feel that sense of need to unburden, rather i've been inspired to focus and keep believing.
At the ripe old age of 31 I have more confidence in my ability than I had at any point in the last 6 years. I now I will come back from this knee pain and I know that I will be fitter, happier, and more productive in no time at all. But all that hinges on following the right course of treatment. I must admit, I have completely let myself slide over the last 10 days but it was a necessity, a sense of cleansing and getting rid of all the emotion. I was back in Ireland at a friends wedding and I really didn't think much about the negatives and the fracture, I just had a great time with Frankie and all the PC crew.
So now I am ready. I am ready to start this thing that people call cross training. I did a little biking last summer and I have no doubt it contributed to my return so now I will polish off the bike and start again. I still have to wait to the weekend, Doctor told me 2 weeks of inactivity before I start and I intend on following his word.
I will blog the comeback part deux starting with my cross training. It will have the same emotional outpouring and honest feedback. And I believe it will lead to some great performances and a spot on that Euro XC team.
To all of you who are in the same boat as I am, I reserve a part of my energy and thoughts for you. It sucks, but holding onto belief is very important and I for one am holding very tight. Training, racing, and being very fit is what I live for. This is what I am meant to do, I just have some bigger obstacles than others.
Peace and Love,