“It’s been really interesting, this journey with the left shoulder, because I think finally, one of the things I’ve come to realize is that maybe I’ve been a little too patient with the process, sort of comparing it to the right shoulder. With my right shoulder injury, it was a different injury, and there were different things going on. And I knew it was going to be a minimum of a year of PT and that I really had to commit and dive in and trust that it was going to be a long recovery, but that it would pay off and it would work out and it did. And so I took that same approach with the left shoulder and I think I’m realizing that’s not the only thing that’s it’s going to take to fix this.”
After posing her own question two weeks ago, co-host and journalist Cindy Kuzma turns the tables on mental skills coach Carrie Jackson for this, the final podcast episode of season 5.
Carrie reveals that, while she’s been coaching all of us through our injuries, she’s been coping with her own roller coaster of a journey. Clearly, being a professional doesn’t mean she’s immune from emotions—but she does have the tools to cope, and she shares how she’s been navigating the uncertainties and setbacks.
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