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Discussion: Hang in there

in: bhall; bhall > 2021-03-05

Mar 5, 2021 5:20 PM # 
You've been through 2020 and covid, you're due for a good streak.
Mar 5, 2021 6:45 PM # 
As Cristina said, there will be bright spots in the future. We probably won't be free of the negative bits, but the bright spots will be there.

On another point, something I've learned from champions in different sports is never to consider things as losses, rather as unexpected opportunities. It's a bit counterintuitive to change the framework as we tend to establish judgements around certain events as good and bad early on in our lives, but this mindset is important in order to continue in any endeavor in the long-run, which is really where we succeed.

I always like to think about Bruce Lee's "Be water" philosophy ( We need to be formless and adjust to the situations life puts us in, whether that's a cup, a teapot, or a knee injury.

A short, simple example is my problem with my Achilles. It's forced me to consider other methods of training that will put less impact on my body and particularly on my Achilles. This will benefit me as a whole because I have more options to keep myself fit instead of just continually running my body into the ground and breaking down as many of my college teammates have done.

I can't tell you what opportunities these "setbacks" represent for you because I'm not in your shoes. But if you take some time to meditate and reflect on them, you might find out you already know the answer.
Mar 6, 2021 10:15 PM # 
Think of Julia's year last year ... and look at her now!
Mar 6, 2021 11:24 PM # 
Oh B. I hear you. Don't be me. Take recovery seriously.
You'll get there. Listen to your body.
It may take a while. Take joy in what you can do, and work back to where you were
Favourite niece.. . :)
Mar 7, 2021 7:36 PM # 
I like that Greg, though it's pretty darn difficult to find positives in this situation to be honest. It's not like other injuries that I can go and cross train or work on strength instead. I don't have anything going on other than school and training because of Covid. Idk. I know I need to look for positives I'm just finding it really hard.

Thank you all though. Hopefully I'll get through this soon.
Mar 7, 2021 8:54 PM # 
Fingers crossed. Give it time.
Injuries and illness suck. We can't just train our way out of them.
Mar 12, 2021 5:15 PM # 
Ah, the wizdem of experience, and AGE! ;-) (Can I call you 'old git' now?)

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