Monday, July 23, 2007

Sorry/Not Sorry

Holy Smoke, it is hot out.

I had a good wreck the other day on Lookout Mtn. The good kind of wreck is where you push yourself to try something you shouldn't and you make it. Then you try something else you shouldn't and you clear that. Then you get lazy because you think you are on top of your game and you EAT IT. I was in a zone of confidence when I decided to go between 2 trees on the trail. I'm not sure what happened, but I bashed my elbow, my knee and crushed my helmet on the base of one of the trees. I ended up laughing and saying "Oh Fudge*" on the way down. It really hurt a tremendous amount.

That little confidence button on my brain got lightly smacked back to reset. I timidly finished out the ride, wrecking several more times because of that little lamb coming forth.

When I was little, I wasn't taught that pushing the boundaries was the way to grow and learn new stuff. My comfort zone made me lazy. I'm paying the price now. When I get nervous, I think it is a good sign that I need to try it. If I get sick, I should probably look for a way to bump my knee again so that my head gets back on straight.

*Only I didn't say Fudge