I'll even go back before the beginning of the year, around Christmas time. While preparing for the season I hit the ground and ended up coming into the season hurt. So I already knew I was behind going into the season because I didn't have that much time on the bike. I had a contusion on my lung and I broke a couple ribs right before Christmas, so that was about two weeks out [from the start of the season]. I felt good coming in and still felt like I had some decent speed, I just knew I was going to be a little bit slower at the end of the races because I hadn't been practicing. Broken ribs are a deal where you can't train like you want to because at high heart rate, when you're breathing hard, it's pretty painful. So I came in [to the season] a little behind and in Colorado Springs I started to get it figured out and was feeling better on the bike. In Greensboro the weekend before I got second, and Thursday night in Colorado Springs I was riding really good and got on the podium [in both Main Events], but a late race crash made me lose the overall. Going into Friday before I crashed I was feeling good. I was second or third after the first practice and in the second qualifying session I went a little too fast over the catapult [finish line jump] while trying to bring speed to start a fast lap. I went a little too long and I jumped a little too far left and I ended up having to jump off. I was diagnosed with a concussion and was knocked out for a little bit. To be smart [about the recovery] I was doing all the stuff that was needed. I was taking time off, stepped away from the gym and took the concussion test. I passed that literally the Thursday before the last race [in Omaha] but I hadn't been on the bike. So going into [Omaha] I literally hadn't been on a bike and hadn't been on an arenacross track. I was just going to see how I felt. During practice I didn't feel right the entire time and just didn't want to go down that road. I decided to step away, give it another week and actually give myself time on the practice track. Do baby steps rather than getting thrown in. I actually qualified decent [in Omaha] and I felt like a 35th-place guy. Ultimately I just didn't feel like I was ready and now that I'm on the bubble in 10th [for the Race to the Championship] and someone is close to me in points I need to race. I was able to ride this week and I'm feeling it out [coming into Lafayette].