I'm writing this while laying on my back because it kills just to sit up.
And that sucks.
If you followed me on Facebook at all, you'd see I had a somewhat disappointing week. That's not to say it wasn't still amazing (because it really really was), however there was definitely some disappointment.
Here's a little history on my health: As I've mentioned before I have a broken vertebrae. It's the one as far down as possible and they call it a spondy (spondylolisthesis but that looks too much like my last name so we'll stick with spondy) and apparently it happened when I was a kid. I used to wake up and feel crippled every single day in my early twenties, until I was about 25. I have since found the right chiropractor who recognized that it was a break and not just scoliosis. It took me eight or nine months of rehab to feel like a normal, healthy-ish 25-year-old. I have since been incredibly happy simply because I'm not in that kind of pain every day. I can't tell you how thankful I am to have found the solution. However, this last week, after changing my throwing form, and not stretching enough, I pulled or squished or injured something, and wasn't able to finish a tournament for the first time in my competitive career. It's a really frustrating thing for me and something I am still mentally struggling with. I'm 27 and in a ton of pain, feeling like my body is 70. Understandably, I'm not so happy about that. BUT I pulled out of this tournament, and it was the right decision, and I can't believe the kind of responses I got from my friends/family. Very quickly in times like these I am reminded how spectacular my support system is, and also how kind and caring the disc golf community is. People I've spent only a few hours with extend their advice and "get better's" and have been checking up on me since the injury. I'm so lucky to have those kinds of people in my life, and so so many of them. I'm constantly blown away by this family. Ya'll are the best. I truly mean that.
As for last week's goings on there wasn't a whole lot because I was hurt, but:
- We launched the website for Women's Disc Golf Outreach, created by yours truly. If you hate it, let me know. ;)
- I did play one round of 27 holes at Buffalo Ridge for the AZ state championship, and played my best golf possible for a solid 10-12 holes before my back started to be too much...it's something...
- Packed my things and drove to Rancho Cucamonga, CA to hang with the Discmania crew and caddied a bit for my new favorite person, Eric Oakley. SoCal Championships were this weekend, and I got to watch a lot of great golf at La Mirada. p.s. California is rad.
- Finished the 15 hour trip to Portland, OR where I am currently typing and awaiting my chiropractic appointment. Then I'm here for Thanksgiving and back down south next week where it's 75 degrees and sunny.
I love being able to travel as much as I do. My life has really fallen into place and I'm so thankful that I can say I'm truly happy with everything happening in my life. Even the bad parts bring out more good...that...is a truly wonderful thing.
Not a lot of photo's this week except Buffalo Ridge, Eric and his new pet Scyther, and of course the AZ sunsets.
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