I realise that to write about this seems rather boastful, but as I sit staring at my pink ribbons (tastefully arranged on the Christmas tree), I consider what this means to me.
Firstly. Not bad to get 5th out of 14, first time out, in an open competition. I put away all my previous rosettes when I stopped competing last year (after dystonia took a grip). Hopefully, this is the start of “refilling the shelf”.
Secondly, when I look back to how I was in the Spring, with my neck so badly twisted that I had to shut my eyes and ride by feel, it’s a flipping miracle.
Thirdly, whilst it’s true to say that I have worked hard to get here, I couldn’t have done any of it without the Family Unit. Thanks guys!
So, what next? Get in the gym and keep going!
Merry Christmas everyone.