10/07/2013 5:01pm, #11
Determined to recover and checking in. I'm leaving for physio in fifteen minutes and taking an hour out of my morning tomorrow to spin and do chin ups. How's the pool Ike?
10/07/2013 6:22pm, #12
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
- Cairo, Egypt
10/08/2013 2:14pm, #13
10/08/2013 7:27pm, #14
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Shotokan & BJJ
Sorry man. Unfortunately, we all have our athletic expiration dates. I hope I'm wrong, but I figure I have a couple more years left to do BJJ. My neck and back aren't feeling so great anymore after a few decades of punishment and I hurt significantly (not in a good muscle soreness way either) after training.
I've seen people go a few different ways when facing the end of their martial arts/athletic careers depending on their circumstances. Some switch arts, cut way down on the training in terms of frequency or intensity, and others find a peripheral way to be involved (coach, do administrative things, etc.). For me, I'll probably make a clean break. The intensity and exertion has always been the fun part and anything less will just remind me of what I'm not doing.
At that point, I'll just have to find something else to fill my time with. I probably should be devoting more time to career development and getting some professional certifications. The wife and I have talked about designing and building a house somewhere a bit more rural.
10/09/2013 9:21am, #15
Now I have also develped Plantar Fasciitis in my foot on the other leg. Fun!
10/10/2013 9:10pm, #16
Feel your pain. I've been out of training for 3 months with a ruptured disk with no sign of recovery. Haven't been good company to be around."Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
10/11/2013 11:27am, #17
One can really get pissed at oneself--and sometimes unintentionally at others. This happens when one has time to stew. Forced-leisure sucks beyond belief, particularly when imposed on active individuals.
Anyone in this position had best not give him- or herself that kind of time. People who are recovering need to find something (even something brand-new) to learn, do, or otherwise occupy the hours. Anything at all which doesn't affect the healing process, but allows one to think of something other than one's condition.
It's a matter of mental health as well as physical health and--as we all know--the two are very much interlinked.
10/13/2013 9:04pm, #18
Good advice. Would have been great to read it before my injury.
My 5 year relationship fell apart on the weekend. I'd say my depressed state probably had a lot to so with it."Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."