Friday, July 30, 2010
Fighting back from injury.
This week was the first time I was able to train since June 3, 2010 when I sprained my left knee (LCL). Having that time away from the mat made me appreciate our art even more. It was scary to hear my knee "make noises" and have thoughts run through my head like "why?". I thought for a day or two that I was crazy to be doing this stuff and putting my health at risk. In the end my having these thoughts allowed me to really study me, my family, Jiu Jitsu, my job, etc. It was a perfect example of the old adage "that which does not kill you, only makes you stronger". I read a post by Carlos Machado on facebook the other day that said "Jiu Jitsu will always be there, the mat will be waiting!" (I'm paraphrasing). That is sooooo true. Sure Im not where I want to be or in competition shape, but I AM back on the mats that were waiting for me. So with new focus and new found respect for everything, I move forward ENJOYING Jiu Jitsu and all the good it affords me on and off the mat. Thanks to my wife, kids, family, friends, and coaches who have supported me through this.