My very first race weekend
I went down during a track day on July 11th and had my bike land on my right hand, smashing my pinky and ring finger knuckles, fingers, palm, etc. The paramedics thought for sure it was broken and the doctor (once I arrived via ambulance to the hospital) was talking pins and plates. Once the X-rays came back we were all shocked to find no broken bones, fractures, etc, but I will still need months of occupational therapy to regain full usage of my hand. Now, just over a week later, I've completed my first race weekend. I was able to push through the pain, work with the limited movement and grip strength in my right hand and come away with a top three finish in the longest race of the day. :) Pain is no match for passion.