Club Social and Jersey Release is TONIGHT at @gibbshundred from 7pm-9pm. Didn’t order a jersey? No worries! Come have a beer, swap ride stories and celebrate #mountainbiking in the Piedmont! 📮RSVP using the link in our bio. 🍻👕🚲
#ThankfulThursday — Today marks six weeks since my knee surgery that didn’t go as hoped. 😕 I fell skate skiing this winter and thought I tore my meniscus based on the swelling, but there was no pain. I rehabbed with knee exercises and snowboarding 🙄 for a few weeks. Suddenly one day I stood up and my knee locked. It wouldn’t bend or straighten and the pain was pretty gnarly. It unlocked after a few minutes but continued to do this over the following weeks. ~
When I went in for what we thought would be a meniscus trim, or floating cartilage removal which allows you to walk the next day, they found a “pothole” of missing cartilage due to my misshapen femur bone that’s been chipping away at it my whole life. “Six weeks no weight” I was told when I woke up from anesthesia. 😳😑 They performed what’s called a “microfracture” surgery where they drilled tiny holes in my bone to make it bleed bone marrow into the hole. This will harden and turn into scar tissue which will act as a new layer of cartilage to protect my bones from rubbing together. Fascinating! ~
I get to start walking today and riding my bike next week. 🤗 I tried to stick to a clean, nutrient-rich diet, I took my Chinese healing herbs, I did PT, got acupuncture and willed my knee to heal strong.
I’ve always struggled to sit still and this has been part of my lessons in patience, self-care and self-love. 😬💪 I am grateful for having a strong body, amazing friends/teammates who didn’t mind helping me 24/7 when I couldn’t even carry my own coffee, and for this life that continues to help me on my quest to be the best version of myself no matter what obstacles fall into my path and try to slow me down. ~
❎ Up... needs some work still!
Spent last weekend with @ladiesallride and it was seriously incredible! There was a ton of ah-ha (and yee-haw) moments, whoops and cheers, fear-facing, vulnerability, pushing limits, and only a couple bangs and bruises. What wasn't there? Ego. Competition. Intimidation.
Thanks in particular to Coach @kelseykelleycarson for giving us all hell (in the best way possible) and teaching how to engage the do-shit chakra. With this new confidence to go for bigger, sketchier lines, I'm definitely gonna invest in some pads 😁
Went to a healer/wellmaker today. He put my neck and back 'back in place' just by doing rotation moves and pushing some trigger points at the same time. Just like that✨👌
And now I wonder; why did I wait so long?😅 It's been a liiittle bit difficult to bike when you can't turn your head properly to the sides 😂 @allblack.cc
The Shine A Light Series # 5.2 ...the day usually goes "on wheels".
By the way, I don't forget about @the_eskapee
...el día suele ir "sobre ruedas".
Por cierto, que no me olvido de Eskapee