Lesson of the day: There are times to accelerate, and times to slow down. Be present in the excitement of acceleration to know when to slow down. And be present to know when to "lean into it"
[Skip ahead to last 15 seconds of the video to see my crash – I'm in the white sweatshirt]
Today, I definitely had the craziest "adventure" of my life to date. I'm so grateful to be alive after this…
I rode a motorcycle for (almost) the first time in my life, up a mountain here in Cebu. My training was pretty much "get up and go" – and I was pretty good at it until this little curve where I lost control. Fortunately there were no cars on the other side, and the motorcyclist stopped before running me over.
Today, I'm learning to slow down and take it easy for a bit, and deeply appreciating my precious life. I'm also reminded that occasional pain is just part of the learning process.
Pics coming soon – I'm mostly okay, nothing broken (I think) just some torn skin and muscle pain.
After the crash, we sat near the mountain top for a bit with a beer (to numb the pain) while cleaning my open wounds with alcohol (which was more painful than the crash itself or anything since). Thank you Jordan Zoilo for trusting me with your life and your bike (I owe you). Thank you Patrick Unlayao Ellaga for somehow capturing this on tape! Thank you Ezio Auditore de Firenze for laughingly coaching me through the pain and driving me back down the mountain.