A week off

Hello everyone! As I am sure you noticed there was no new blog last week. This was for one simple reason, I took the week off. 

But I wasn't on vacation or even doing anything fun. Very much the opposite. I took a week off to heal up. This is something that is almost unheard of in the BJJ lifestyle, but something that needs to be normalized.

When I train with my Teammates at the Jungle, we often discuss various pains and injuries. More often than not they are talked about with a level a levity.

At no point however is anyone judge for missing time to heal. Healing is as much a part of training as learning how to gable grip. It comes with the territory and will eventually get all of us.

When you do have a small nagging injury, sometimes the best medicine is just rest. This is what happened to me last week. A shoulder injury got inflamed again and try as I might, the only answer that worked was just taking a break.

It's a hard pill to swallow to accept that you need to take a minute, or a week, or a month, or whatever it is you need to do to get back to square. Still its very much a pill worth taking.

As I mentioned in my last blog, trusting to yourself is vital. So when your body is telling you, "Hey maybe a week off?" Sometimes it's best to listen, even if it's really hard.

After all a week off is a hell of a lot shorter than a year!

“Learning. Growing. Achieving.”
Ric Susman
@thereadpile



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