Ana Rumiha is one of the most stylish lady jibbers in Europe. Last year, a knee injury slowed her down but on the slow road back she enjoyed the scenery and the process of recovery. Check the video out and some words from her explaining the physical and mental game known as rehab. We are looking forward to more Croatian crushing from her this season!
I got hurt shooting in Iceland on a big parking lot gap after saying, "This probably was not going to be the best idea". The full recovery period was more then a year since I ripped almost everything there was in the knee. Once you get hurt it sucks, but my self-pity period always lasts only for few hours and then I think of 100 other things I'll be able to do while not snowboarding. This time I started to play a guitar, learning spanish and finished my college. It's all about your inner mind battle whether you are going to enjoy every day or not. While recovering I did alot of different sports because every few weeks there was another one I physically could was able do so it was different, fun and kept my mind fresh. You can get pretty tired after 6 months of doing the same training. I snowboarded in my head everyday anyway so coming back on snow was just adding the real movement to it. The brain doesn't know the difference anyway and I was even less afraid than before. Mental preparation is everything and all the physical work is coming out of it. Being a happy and a peaceful person will keep you healthy and strong. Snowboarding is not a competition for me, so there's nothing to catch up with. I'm just glad I can have fun again and push the sport in directions I think are good. I'm lucky to have had amazing people behind me who helped me do this the fun way. One of my best friends, Marin Golemac, put the NBA Spurs, which he works with, on hold to stay in Croatia and help me out. Thanks for that. My winter plans are to have awesome times traveling and filming with my Lipstick girls and Nitro Warriors. Just staying above the clouds and not wasting any days, I don't like fog.