The Little Filthy: Little Man’s First Race

The Filthy 50 events did NOT disappoint. I got to race with my 8yo for the first time, and we encountered many of the fun and scary things that often happen on gravel rides.

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Motivation

I’m determined to keep pushing myself forward and not letting suggested limitations or timelines hold me back. I will listen to and respect my body but push when I am able, but now is not the time to give up. I’m just getting started.

Setbacks

“Interesting,” I thought, “my left big toe feels a little tingly. Hmmmm. Well, it’s cold outside, maybe I’m just cold? Yeah, I’m just cold…”

Falling into Place

I’m at that place in recovery where I don’t hit “major milestones” every three days like I did closer to surgery. Things are going well, but I miss the constant excitement of achieving something new multiple times a week, so I decided to rectify that situation. I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire and I’m feeling good about things.

The War in my Head

I’ve been in my head a lot lately during my recovery process, and one of the things that struck me hard today was that often, how I feel about a situation is decided by my vantage point, not the actual facts about the situation.