Got an email today. Like several others I received this summer, it told me that someone on Strava has stolen my top ranking on some bike or run segment. Oh well. It was bound to happen. And by the way, what does ‘CR’ mean? Course record? Anyway, I was able to read it and not have an outsized and ridiculous reaction.
You can read about it here – if, like me, you’re interested in the data.
That certainly wasn’t the case this past summer.
I have a bit better outlook now that it’s October. It took me a long time to accept the whole thing and not just joke or whine about it. Or cry*. I erased all my PBs (Personal Bests) in Garmin and Trainer Road as part of this rebuilding process. I just don’t want to be reminded. I plan on rebuilding as much as I can but hopefully I’ll be reasonable about it.
* You’re going to see some comments and stuff in this blog that are going to sound ridiculous. A 50 year old guy crying about something so trivial as Strava? I told ya, brain injuries really mess with your mind, or at least mine did. Yeah, it’s embarrassing. I haven’t figured out how to erase all the Strava stuff. Maybe remove all the activities and start over?
I can remember starting (trying) to swim about 3 months after my accident. I could handle being only able to walk, or gently pedal a bike trainer. But for some reason, not being able to swim even 25 yds, or, later, finding out I was permanently 10% slower than just before I crashed, well, there were a number of times I simply broke down and cried in the pool. I get the feeling. – Al
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Wow, Al. I was like that too. Not only after this injury but also after my collarbone uh, renovation. This summer I couldn’t swim farther than one breath could take me