Behind The Season

Hello Friends!

It’s been four months but I am HOME. Time to catch up with friends, family, physio, gym, rock climb!!… and Grey’s Anatomy (don’t judge me)

HIGHLIGHTS of my season:

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Canadian Nationals 2019. P-Carrie Kizuka Photography

After I reached my goals early on in the season (top 20 at World Cups), I had to re-evaluate and adjust my goals for the rest of the season. Always improving! I did not meet my adjusted goals (top 16) THIS season. Shit happens as they say and things do not always work out the way they should.

In the final races, I was 0.1, 0.03, 0.3 away from my new goals. I’m so close that the end of the season race was bittersweet.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAINING VID FROM 2019 SEASON

 

“”Life is about the journey and not the destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson” – Megan Farrell 

As an athlete, student, employee, boss, parent, sibling, human being, WHEN is it enough?

When will you be happy?

In my case, what is my end goal? Will I be happy with top 20s at World Cup? Top 16? Top 3? Overall winner?? If you don’t continue to adjust your goals, you will become stagnant  and, believe me – that’s no fun.

Sports is a tricky thing as your results can be so obviously perceived as first or last. There are no ifs, ands or buts. You either come home with the gold medal, or you don’t.

So, how do you stay sane as a developing athlete?

I snowboard to be fast, not to win. When you adjust your perspective from ‘winning’ into being fast, a bunch of things change:

#1: You are not severely depressed (for real) when you lose… not that I like it, I’m still a Farrell after all.

#2: You focus on how to be better at what you’re doing instead of trying to control the results of those around you.. which is impossible and therefore very difficult, duh!

#3: You start winning?!

So, what now??

Life as an athlete is no joke. I have a stress fracture on my hip that is my number one priority at the moment. We work our bodies to the bone and so this recovery time is vital before I can push my training in the gym for next season.

After that, I have my first training camp of the 2020 season sometime this summer?? Aside: GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL and therefore hard to plan training for Winter sports during Summer months in North America.

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS WHO CONTINUE TO LET ME LIVE MY DREAM

-Megan

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ed Farrell says:

    We are proud of you and all your hard work. Mom and Dad

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  2. Undine says:

    Hip injuries and fractures are no fun. I broke my hip in a ski accident on new years 2017. It was a complete fracture. It took an awful long time to heal and started off with emergency surgery, three pins in the bone and five months on crutches.
    Since you only have a stress fracture, it will heal faster but you still can’t rush it.

    I wish you well with your fracture. Take it one day at a time and follow instructions of your OS and PT. You will be back skiing. I was at 13 months PO. (www.hip-break.blog)

    XOX

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  3. Lindsay says:

    It’s been so fun watching you race this year, especially at World Championships in PC! I saw a woman in the crowd and was like, “you must be Megan’s mom!” Twins.
    I’m still early in my racing career, so every race is a learning experience. It is a bummer when you mess up and know you are better than someone else who advanced further. But it’s all about growth, right!? Go faster, get lower, transition smoother, read the timing around the gates better. And have fun, cause if you’re not, what’s the point?

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! It sucks to mess up, but life is messy and it’s what you do with the mess that matters. It sounds like you have the right attitude – next time you’re at a race say hi !

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