A month off my bike and I am feeling good!
For those that don’t know, or didn’t see my posts about this, I took about 6 months off from BMX before my follow-up SPECT scan with @doc_amen in October.
I did this for 3 reasons:
1) for my own health.
2) to not have any issues with the research we’re doing involving exogenous ketones (@justpruvit) and how our brains are in fact able to be changed in a positive manner. Even for someone like myself with a past of many TBI’s and multiple brain tumors that came with surgery, treatments, and mental health battles.
3) to focus more on the changes I’ve been pursuing in my life to create an entirely new reality that I’m seeing manifest more and more everyday.
To be honest, I don’t miss it much.
That said, I still love BMX. I know I’ll pick it right back up. And I still think about it and envision riding all the time.
But, the itch to ride isn’t quite there. Mainly, because I don’t have any goals around BMX now that I’m not competing and don’t have any sponsor obligations.
The sponsorships and support I’ve acquired are built around me as a person, the value I’m providing, and the purpose in fulfilling.
If I want to ride, cool. If I don’t, that’s cool too.
It’ll be interesting to see how these next 5 months go and when that follow-up SPECT scan is complete.
I understand what Dave Mirra told me years ago when he retired when he said “Josh, my hearts just not in it anymore. I have nothing to prove. I have no goals within BMX. And, honestly, it’s not worth my or my family’s well being.”
I was confused thinking “but, Dave. You’re, Dave Mirra. How can you not ride”?
It’s all perspective and my perspective is one of gratitude for my past and all BMX has done for me. But, after 17 years on my bike, I’m excited to see where this new route and my efforts take me.
I’ll for sure ride again after the 6-month mark but to what degree, no clue.
It’s all love tho and I hope you’re all following exactly what you feel deep down.
Josh P. 💚🧠✌️