I am my own best friend and my own worst enemy. I have lost 4 kilos 5 kilos in preparation for a bigway event that I really want to do well at. We are two weeks away from the start date and I did some jumps 2 days ago. Complacency can be a killer and hopefully in this case it's just been a minor (painful) inconvenience.
I have been doing high performance canopy landings with 90 degree turns pretty well for about 100 jumps. Last Sunday I had a lot of things on my mind and neglected to concentrate on the most important thing at landing time.
Hello my old friend pain. Fast landing caught the ground too hard. I know exactly what the injuries are all up my left-hand side. I know I need at least the two weeks I have of quietness to be relatively pain free for our bigway event.
The incident report is in, and I have two weeks of self imposed exile (time in the naughty chair) to think about my actions and their consequences. Whenever you see my "stupid hurts" t-shirt you can be sure I'm talking about myself.
When this sport bites, it bites hard. And it's almost always our own fault.