Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Back from Thailand, not really healed yet.

I just returned from two weeks in Thailand, where I had the rare chance to take some time completely off training. It was two weeks of fried rice, riding a motorbike towards the sunset, fruit shakes, swimming and hanging out on the beach.

The rest was much needed for my body, and I hoped that it would be the time I needed to heal from some of my annoying current injuries. My shoulder still feels sore, albeit not as bad as before I went on vacation. There is still a small, inflammated spot, that makes it impossible to lift weights over my head, but I am making progress and training with the elastic bands every day to strengthen it.

My knee felt really great after the trip, but monday evening I was teaching an intro class and the first technique I showed, something happened, and I now have pain in my bad knee again, this time only in a different spot. It doesn't feel too bad, but I am not taking any chances, so will not jump into sparring just yet.

Well, well, I can certainly feel, that I am turning 30 in two weeks - doesn't heal up the way I used to do :D

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Taking injured shoulder to Thailand on monday

My mission to heal myself from my injuries is going pretty well, I think. I have kept my promise so far and have really concentrated on rolling as easy and slow as possible. Besides jumping on the mat today for a little extra no-gi training, I have stuck with my plan of only rolling three times a week. Rehab training is going really well, and I have done it as scheduled for the last two weeks.

My shoulder is definitely feeling better, and it was happy to hear, that I am taking it to Thailand on monday for a two week long rest and recover trip.

I don't even remember, when I had a break away from training last. It must have been years ago, so it is probably a good thing to take two weeks completely off, and let my body heal up.

I don't expect to visit any gyms in Thailand, so the blog will probably be a little quiet while I am gone.