Dirty Little Secret

Something that I’ve done a TON lately is communicate with injured athletes.  Most of them ruptured achilles, but a few fractured vertebras as well.  Obviously it’s these particular injuries because I’ve been through and am going through them both.

There’s on thing that is starting to really sicken me; injured athletes are being treated like ‘dirty little secrets’  Why I ask?  Why these injured athletes being made to feel like THEY did some thing wrong?  Why are these injured athletes being made to feel like THEY are a black on on their gym?  Why are these injured athletes being pushed aside and ignored?  Why are they being treated like ‘dirty little secrets’?

Trust me – being injured is a shitty lonely place to be no matter how many people you have around you.  I know from personal experience.  No one can do or say anything to make it ok.  Being hurt sucks!  I know I beat the crap out of myself every time I get hurt be it when I broke my back two years ago, my ruptured achilles or even a small nagging knot in my shoulder.  I don’t need anyone else to do it for me, I’ve got it mastered beating myself up.

To the injured athletes I’m working with;
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
YOU ARE NOT A BLACK EYE ON YOUR GYM
YOU ARE NOT A LOSER
YOU ARE GOING TO HEAL AND COME BACK STRONGER

Part of sport is injury – part of being an athlete is injury – CrossFit is a sport  - CrossFit creates athletes = injuries happen

Feel free to reach out to me at cocacrossfit@gmail.com or 440.724.6587 if you’re hurt and feeling alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

 

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