Every day requires physical and mental work to being better than you were before. 💪🏼
What's your motivation?
There are days I wake up and hold back tears as I wonder if I'll ever race again, if I'll ever be able to do a pain free remount without wondering if I'm ruining my surgery. There are days where I'm lifted up by those around me and I find myself smiling, laughing and forgetting all about my hip. 3.5 months post-op, it hasn't been easy, but I truly believe i was meant to go through this. At this point I'm not sure why I've been chosen, I have lost more tears than I care to shed, lost my fitness, and self identity, but have gained more patience, mental toughness, and compassion for others. In the end, I still have an amazing life, fantastic support, and so much to be thankful for. 💕
#Repost @corcoransphotos (@get_repost)
#tbt to watching @courtenaymcfadden crush the @trekcxccup course along with @jo.vanderaffe. next time around, this race will be a #telenetucicxwc! #meetmeinwaterloo #trekcxccup #crossiscoming #cyclocross #cyclingpicoftheday
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity
The road to recovery is rarely a straight path. Learning to keep my head above water and always stay in the present.
#courtenaysroadtorecovery #pnwonderland #bellinghamwa #westcoast
12 weeks post-op brought an amazing day! The temps MIGHT have reached 70 degrees and the sun came out to play! I've been given the green light to add time to my rides, made it an impressive 19 mile ride today, followed up by using my new SUP board on Lake Padden, and followed that up by an amazing yoga session at @elements_hot_yoga •••
I could get used to this 😜
My hip is feeling strong and solid, but has it's limitations still. Everything isn't rainbows and hearts 💕🌈with my body, but my goal is to continue to remain positive and appreciate and enjoy what I'm capable of doing. Bring on the next 4 weeks of continued improvement. 💪🏼
When you're finally slow enough to ride with your dad, he asks for a selfie for evidence. 😂
The Washington Coast looks and feels a bit different than the Northern California Coast, either way, the Ocean will always have a piece of my heart 💕
#pnwonderland #lovewhereyoulive #westcoast #washingtoncoast #ilovetheocean #bestillmyheart