Getting back on the horse

@RawBill1 (8542)
Gold Coast, Australia
May 14, 2012 3:28am CST
No, I am not talking about real life horses here. I try to stay away from them! What I am talking about is getting back into something after a while out of it. Recently I got back on my motorbike and went for a ride after 3 months recovering from a crash that ended in a broken collar bone. It was with some nervousness that I "got back on the horse" but it all went well even though I was not in the least bit comfortable on the bike. My next ride was better though as I was less nervous and smoother all round on the bike. I also picked up my compound bow in the last week as well and did some archery to see how the shoulder and collar bone would hold up. That was a tentative experience as well and I had a lot of trouble pulling it back due to lots of muscle loss. I had to reduce the poundage considerably before I could actually pull it back. And thirdly, I have also gotten back on the horse here at myLot as this is the first discussion in months that I have started. I have thought about starting some at various times over the last few months, but lacked inspiration and motivation. Oh, I also tentatively went snowboarding for the first time in 12 years recently too whilst on a trip to the USA, but that is another discussion. I was worried about falling and hurting the collar bone, but it was all good! It feels good to have gotten back into these things, like I have returned to something of my normal life again. So, how have you "gotten back on the horse" in recent times? Or even any time really?
6 responses
• China
16 May 12
Oh,breaking your collar bone,you seemed to be badly hurt after that crash.It was really a near thing!You surely had a hard time of it.I am glad that you have recovered from it.You are a pretty rugged person .No sooner had you recovered from it than you "got back on the horse".
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 May 12
Yes, not much can keep me from getting out and being active. I have never been one to enjoy sitting still for long. Lying about with a broken bone and reading books, watching TV got very boring real fast!
• China
17 May 12
You seem to be the type of person that always keep youself busy and have plenty of energy.
• China
17 May 12
You seem to be the type of person that always keep youself busy and have plenty of energy.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
14 May 12
You're not going through a mid-life crisis early are you? Only joking my friend. Good for you. The action man is BACK!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 May 12
Nah, I have always enjoyed active sports that test me out! Went for a 72 kilometre bike ride last week too on my mountain bike. Had a sore bum for days!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
15 May 12
Is that about 40 miles?
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 May 12
According to the online converter it is 44.7387 miles! My 12 year old daughter did it with me. We never really planned to get that far, but got carried away!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 May 12
I haven't had a chance to "get back on any horses" yet but I am sure trying I miss those horses and I have had a terrible time trying to fit them in lately. I am looking to raise my activity here again, start painting again, and oh my I miss reading for fun. I have a ton of things that I need to do and even more that I want. Why are those horses so difficult to ride again? Wish me luck!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
20 May 12
Good luck getting back on your many horses Jen. It is a struggle to balance all our responsibilities and interests in our lives isn't it. I have so many things that I like to do, but never get to do any of them as much as I would like to. I need more hours in the day or a duplicate me!
• United States
14 May 12
Yay for you!! Glad you are back and doing some of the things that you really enjoy now that you are healed. It can be scary for sure but it took courage to get back out and start doing things again. I'm glad you tried and I am glad you had a good time!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 May 12
Yep, just like any injury that is caused by an activity, it is best to get that initial test out of the way as soon as possible. The longer left, the harder it gets mentally.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
14 May 12
this is a analogy of the real thing. ha ha ha.. you got me there. anyway, it always feels nice to be back to something that you have gotten used of doing and especially if you love doing it. it may take a while before things get back to as it used to be, but you know that you are on track. in my case, i am back to my office work after a year of fieldwork. there is a little adjustment, but now i am back (on the horse).
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 May 12
Is being back in the office a good thing? Or would you prefer to be out in the field? I don't know if I will ever have the confidence that I used to as I am not getting any younger and being self employed cannot afford to be injured for that period of time again. But it is a passion and something that I have to do. Perhaps I will enjoy my new style of riding better in the long run and learn from it.
• United States
14 May 12
I think you should be very proud of yourself for all your not afraid to do. I would never want to see a motorbike again in life. getting back on was very brave of you.. keep up the good work..
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 May 12
Motorbikes have been a big interest of mine for many years, so I was always going to get back on it. I had to or I would have beaten myself up about it for years. The earlier back on it the better and easier.