|Making pizza in my clavicle brace.|
A few weeks ago I broke my clavicle playing volleyball! This made practicing over winter break very difficult.
The worst thing was that I had the Walgreens concerto competition at the end of the month. After breaking my clavicle, I took about a week off of practicing to rest. The next week, I could practice a little without too much pain, and so I spent the next week gaining back everything I had lost during my break. This caused me to lose an effective two weeks of practice right before a competition!
Even after I started practicing again, it still hurt and so I couldn't practice as much as I would have liked the week before the competition when I was back at back level I was playing before my injury. After my performance at the competition, I felt that I did the best I could do in the situation. I got honorable mention, so I can't complain. but I wish I hadn't injured myself so I would have had more time to prepare for the competition. Maybe next time, I'll listen to my doctor when he says not to play any sports.