Not sure if that is what I mean.
I took a pretty bad fall two weeks ago today on my mountain bike. I am used to trails, but these - on rocks yet - got the better of me. When I was asked what hurt, I replied - my left side. What stood out was the pain and blood on the knee, the deep tissue pain in the thigh, and the sharp ache in the rib cage. Two weeks later, almost all better other than the ribs (off to the doc on Monday) and the mind.
I think I have been scared somewhat. 50 is not 40, is not 30, ... And the realization that I can get hurt doing this cycling thing has got me thinking a little too much.
Tested myself on the road today, and while every little bump hurt somewhat, I think, I'll be ok.
As for the trails, I don't know. Maybe keep it easy, maybe push a little, but I don't think I should be doing 30 year old activities when I am 52.
What do ya think?
P.S. FTIW: I think yoga is the answer to preventing injury somewhat. If is wasn't for yoga I think the injuries would have been much worse. STAY LIMBER.