Breaking my femur in 2012 was not my finest moment in life. I took a lot of good lessons from that experience though. #1 Doing a TARD over off a cliff is a stupid thing to do. #2 If you break it, you better fix it. There was a lot I was limited from doing during my recovery. Mostly impact activities. I needed something to get back in shape and I didn't want to wait until I was cleared for running. This is when I found yoga. Yoga not only became a challenging and strength building activity in my life, but it changed my outlook on how I live. I've found a balance that a lot of extreme athletes lack in life (myself included). Sometimes its hard to forget to stop and love the exact moment that you're existing in when all you want to do is plan your next jump/climb/ride and rage, rage, rage! Yoga has provided me with a level of self-discipline that I was seriously lacking in BASE jumping, and maybe life for that matter. I turn, I've been given a stronger mind, body and soul than I ever had before.
The life of a Working Athlete: Juggling Climbing, Work, Training, Overtraining, Rest and Life. - Melissa Strong
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