And so it goes.

Today could have been better. sure. but sometimes it just is what it is.

Because of my shoulder I missed almost an entire block of intensity workouts… I just started skiing again with my bad arm about a week ago.  I didn’t really know what to expect going into today but I thought, “Heck!  I dont have much of an option!”

It wasn’t horrible.  but it was far from good.  Shooting actually went fairly well. I shot 70% which for me right now in a race effort is pretty reasonable.  and very realistic.  My skiing however was far from where I want to or should be.  It felt rusty.  I couldn’t find a good gear and was just sort of stuck spinning.  Not the effort I was looking for.

The good news?  We know whats going on.  you can’t ski fast when you have no intensity to back it up.  It will come back fast.  In the next couple of week with regular workouts back in my plan I will get back on track.

Its frustrating that I’m not fast right now as these races determine if I go to the first set of IBU cup races… but alas. Injuries happen.  Set backs happen.  Its just another hurdle I will work through.

Good things that happened today:
I didn’t give up.  No negative talk going on during my race!  …actually I didn’t really think about anything.  maybe its back to that  “if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all” ?

On the range I felt calm and controlled.  It wasn’t just point and shoot.  I took good shots and felt really happy with my performance from that side of things.

Lastly… I went on a really awesome hike run this afternoon up the ridge behind our house.  And it was lovely!


2 thoughts on “And so it goes.

  1. Radek Kalousek says:

    Corrine, everybody knows that you recently firstly fell sick and then had hurt shoulder. Frankly, it would be a little miracle if your shape was such as if there was no illness and hurt shoulder and therefore missing trainig. And if there is missing training, logically very often it looks as you write ” I couldn’t find a good gear”. I myself as your fan did not have an exagerrated expectance I only did not want to remind it to you before the race and rather instead it to give some courage.

    Corrine I understand you that you are somewhat frustrated because it was qualification race. But probably the main thing is to be firstly 100% healthy. Therefore is good that your shoulder withstood that race. Your shape now will be improving step by step to the normal state again. Certainly. And then races there will be still a lot for you.

  2. Karina says:

    So proud of you on the self talk thing! SOSOSOSO something we all need to stop doing! That’s a victory in and of itself. See you sunday! And we will be drinking victory wine no matter what FYI because she who has the most fun wins, at life.

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