CINCH RISE rider Kyleigh Spearing broke her arm in a crash early this February and is now back on her bike.
Disruption to training and racing like Kyleigh has been faced with, while frustrating, is part of the journey for all of us.
But even though forced time off the bike is common, it can be difficult to return from. Whether it illness or injury or this disruption from your training routine or fitness you are used to enjoying can make things difficult for you.
So how do people like Kyleigh comeback so quickly? Honestly, the toughest part to get right of it all is the actual start.
Below are the steps on how to optimally start and complete your comeback, just like Kyleigh.
1. Own the situation you are in. Whatever the reason is why you took the time off, own it. If it was a vacation, appreciate the time away that has grown your love of your training more. If it was a forced stop like an injury, own the new challenge in-front of you. Avoid minimizing your situation as that will lead you to try and skip over the important details needed to progress.
2. Get romantic about the comeback. Hey, comebacks are sexy! Don’t try to hide it, put it front and center. Make a movie about your comeback and really glorify every detail of the challenges you are faced with.
3. Make a plan with an expert before you start. Most people think they will first start riding to get back in shape before they get help. No! Experts know the right path for your situation and how to guide you on it. Lean on them and use them to make your comeback safe, efficient, and optimal. Time is the one thing you can’t get back, so don’t waste it.
4. Don’t look back! There’s nothing good back there! Avoid comparing yourself or your progress to how you were “before.” Return to point # 1 and adjust your perspective to what your situation is now. Look up and only focus on moving forward.
5. Start Today! There are a lot of things you can get away with procrastinating on, but your health and well-being is not one. Just like in #3, time is not something you can get back. This is for you. Start now and take care of yourself.