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