Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Sanest Days Are Mad

Today I was supposed to depart for the World XC in Jordan but rather than join the team on the journey to the Middle East I am sitting on Humboldt Ave writing this blog. Now I very deliberately avoided this blog because there is no room for too much negativity.

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,


1 comment:

  1. aye lad.....get out your exotic, composite steed and saddle up. u r gonna come back, fitter, stronger, and hungrier than ever before. when u r ready to roll, let me know and i can string together some nice intervals to do on the trainer, even in the summer months. hard, but contolled vo2 and tempo workouts will keep your cardio high and your ankles, knees, hips and back strong. good luck kieth.