Tanner Ward Column- Journey With Me Vol.2 – Motocross Efficiency Journal

It’s been 5 weeks since I had my knee surgical procedure and issues are going effectively. I’m nonetheless very restricted to what I can do as we have now to be cautious that I don’t flip my meniscus again out. The toughest half for me is attempting to not overdo it whereas doing physio and taking the best steps to get my knee again to 100%. With all that being stated, I’m again strolling and hammering down on the knee workout routines that I’m allowed to do within the gymnasium. I’m additionally specializing in a number of the weaknesses I had final yr with my coach Todd Schumlick from PerformX coaching.

It’s loopy to suppose we’re already close to the top of December; it doesn’t really feel like that way back we had been wrapping up the season at Walton, and now we’re already wrapping presents for Christmas. I’m not going to complain as a result of the sooner it goes, the earlier I’m again on the bike. Most of us racers are totally different in relation to how a lot we love driving our dust bikes. I do know some trip as a lot as they should and simply sufficient to be prepared for racing. Nevertheless, some are like me, and if every week goes by and I haven’t ridden I start to overlook it. So you’ll be able to think about how troublesome this time away from driving has been for me. Because the months roll alongside and I get additional into my restoration course of, the bodily aspect will develop into simpler because it’s what I’m used to doing day in and time out, however the psychological aspect will develop into more difficult as I actually don’t know life and not using a dust bike. As everyone knows, motocross typically is 90% psychological, and that’s one thing I’m engaged on with this downtime in an effort to take that subsequent step in direction of successful a championship. The methods I take advantage of not solely may also help a motocross racer however may also help everyone in on a regular basis life, and here’s a couple I like to make use of.

Though Tanner is unable to trip proper now he’s utilizing this time to work on making small enhancements in different areas. Picture by James Lissmore

1. Letting the little issues go. What I do for that is in on a regular basis eventualities, like if somebody cuts me off whereas driving. As an alternative of getting annoyed in regards to the state of affairs and honking at that individual, I attempt to inform myself, “perhaps they didn’t imply to,” after which let the ideas go and keep on with my day. Sure, it’s simpler stated than achieved, however in case you are conscious that previously {that a} state of affairs like this could actually anger you, working towards letting go of your frustration will go a good distance on and off the observe.

2. Appreciating the small issues. As racers, we at all times attempt to be higher on and off the observe, and we are likely to overlook a number of the issues we’ve achieved and completed. Each as soon as in awhile, it’s good to cease and take a look at the large image and understand how far we have now come and the way a lot nearer we’ve gotten to our objective, no matter that objective is for every of us.

Now it’s time to take a step again and revel in some wine with household and pals all through the vacations. I hope everybody has a tremendous Christmas and New yr! Thanks for studying.