Last night we took a lot of falls. I’d forgotten that we had new people that had no idea how to slap so I’d grit my teeth when they’d reach out to catch themselves when I’d throw them. So we’d stop and I’d do some basic education about landing, slapping, foot and hand placement. The only problem was that to get them used to the timing I’d hold them longer in order to set them down. I’m going to say that this is a bad idea through and through. My lower back is absolutely thrashed. Thankfully, no spasms, but definitely tired and sore.
I did a lot of Uke time to get the new folks into the groove of the throws, but as a result I got sloppy with my slaps and ended falling wrong more often than not. When I fall wrong it’s really wrong. I don’t land in one piece, my head isn’t tucked, etc. One of the new guys threw me beautifully and when I hit my lower back beat all of the rest of my by a beat. The last thing to hit the mat was the back of my head. Whiplash!
I figured when I woke up this morning that I’d be miserable, but thankfully 800mg of vitamin I eased my woes. My back is sore and so is my neck, but not as bad as it could have been. My primary worry being that I’m going on vacation tomorrow and sitting in a plane seat for multiple hours does nothing for me or my back.