Watching Ricky and Casey get their wins got me thinking. Desert racing requires a fairly heavy dose of grit. It's not the kind of activity that can be done quickly or easily. To accomplish the BIG goals requires an enormous amount of time, energy, money, focus, team..... After a big win (defined however you see fit), the good internal chemicals are flowing and the feeling is incredible; Seratonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorpins. That feeling is what most of us are chasing. The thing that interests me though, is the crash after. That first quiet moment when the chemicals where off, the trophy gets put on a shelf, and the big question "now what?" happens. I truly believe that that moment is when true champions rise above the rest. That comedown can be pretty radical and I've been shocked at how fleeting the good feeling lasts. How long have you guys been able to ride the high? Any thoughts?
check out Laird Hamilton's take on that HI& crash, ptsd is a Very real thing, its All about that comming close to death ( real or precieved) and the crash afterwards, realizing it and dealing w it in a healthy way is the way to go, dont blo it off, there are different levels of ptsd, its Very real.ps ' all glory is fleeting' patton 70'