A Beacon of Truth

September 27, 2018

Amelia Boone..always a shining beacon of truth. We wish you a speedy recovery. Can't wait to see you back on the course.

"Life has funny timing - sometimes in a really good way, sometimes in a really awful way. The other week, I sprained some ligaments in my foot doing a not-so-graceful maneuver on a trail. The good news is all my bones are strong and intact (woohoo!), the bad news is soft tissues also need time to heal. But I stayed quiet as I rested and did everything I could to heal quickly because I had a date with Spartan Race World Championships.
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And while the foot is healing, it’s not to the point where I can race yet. And while I’m incredibly bummed to miss racing this weekend, I have a different perspective on this than I did a few years ago: missing a race, even a world championship, isn’t the end of the world. It’s just a race. There will be plenty more races - a lifetime of them, in fact, if I stay smart and don’t rush the healing process.
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What kills me the most is actually how ashamed I was of admitting what was going on. I was so scared of what others would think that it paralyzed me into silence: I was afraid of judgment from the peanut gallery, of disappointing sponsors by not racing, of a stigma that I feel like I’m constantly unfairly battling, even though I’ve been racing healthy for two seasons at this point.
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But I got a needed reminder that I’m human, and we all have blips on the radar, even if they are poorly timed. And I’m lucky that this is just a minor one. So this just shifts my planned off-season a bit: take a bit more rest now, and get ready to rock ’n roll soon. In the meantime, I’ll be cheering my head off in Tahoe (Simba onesie in tow!) and plotting the next great adventure after I’m cleared for lift off.
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Special thanks to Premiere Spine and Sport and Dr. Justin Brink for working diligently with me and thinking outside the box on this one, to the team of docs at Stanford, and to all my sponsors who continue to support my journey: you are the best."
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