Sorry you’re going through this. One piece of advice I found helpful was to allow yourself to acknowledge what a loss this is to you and process it like you would other significant losses. (E.g., acknowledge how much you were looking forward to the season, as you seem to be doing, and mourn its absence.)
Also, if he’s your cup of tea, Jordan Peterson has two relevant chapters in his new book (I’m just planning to read the second one tonight). Avoiding anger and resentment in the face of misfortune and being thankful in spite of suffering.
How do you deal with depression and stress from injury
I’ve recently had feet problems somewhat from genetics but also from overtraining. Unfortunately I overstrained on a small local butte while the mountains were still snowy. I put in a lot of distance and elevation gain that would have gotten me up many mountains during that time. Now that the snow has melted and I can climb them my feet are in pain and I can’t climb them. I also stopped my training cycle so my fitness is “reset”.
It’s just been hard for me to deal with as I was extremely excited for this season and the fitness I built up and what I could experience with all that time and abilities in the mountains. Now I see people are climbing them and am missing out. It’s just been stressing me out and I do put a lot of pressure on myself. I just wanted to share this for some relief just to talk about it and to see what advice and experience you guys have had with this. Thanks
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