My big crash in the Tour of Georgia that gave me a traumatic brain injury and broken collarbone was a year ago today. The doctors told me all along that they really didnt think I would really be healed fully for at least a year, so Im really glad to have reached that mark in good health. Its funny about that year mark. I wasnt even thinking about it but after my latest block of racing and recovery I really felt like I am pretty much back at my old self. Even in the last race I was still relearning some things, but now I finally feel confident and prepared in even the most intense situations. Im excited to use this feeling in my next race, the Tour of Romandie.It was a tough year but at the end of the day I am really lucky to have my career and my health back. The support of my family, friends, and my team has been tremendous and I cant thank all of them enough. I truly believe that you have to have the deep lows to have the big highs, and I feel like now I’m at least back to my baseline and now I have the tools to really go big. Thanks for checkin in
One Year Later
The lessons learned, the obstacles overcome, the limits pushed, the goals attained…these things make up the spirit of sport. One must define success in sport based not on victories alone, but also ask the questions; did I push myself to the edge? Did I learn from my mistakes? How can I apply this to my life beyond sport? The Just Go Harder Foundation provides assistance to those pursuing the answer within themselves.
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