Back on Track
The remnants of my slight back strain are fading away, but they always make me wonder about the extent of the original injury.
I can almost track the healing process after the lockup. Even after I’ve got back to full mobility I feel that deep muscle ache down through my glutes and into my hamstrings.
As usual when one part hurts I end up thinking about everything else that hurts and start feeling really old. Add being tired from work and not enough sleep and I get maudlin. Thankfully in the middle taking some hard floor falls I realized that I didn’t hurt at all and felt pretty good. Thanks adrenaline and corticosteroids!
We got a new gal last night and since I’m the sempai it was quality time with the new person. I know I wasn’t the most physically gifted new-comer, but I was really impressed with the lack of ability she brought. Even warm-ups were a start and stop adventure of hand-holding and explanations.
Punching was a new experience with her as well, but by the end of the first hour the fist was good and the chamber was held most of the time. I’ve definitely been spoiled by the other student rapid learning curve.
I had a nice surprise when I got home – a friend dropped off a bottle of Tequila (gooood) so I was able to have a snort before bedtime.