You play a sport hard enough and long enough, you’re going to get injured. It’s not if you get injured, it’s when you get injured. I’ve been in TKD for 2 and a half years and I have been to the ER or doctors averaging about once every 4 months. Here have been some of my favorites:
This is my newest adventure. Turf toe. Most TKDers have certainly experienced this. As have many pro-football players, soccer players and runners. Seems like a pansy-ass injury, but I can assure you, it’s ruining my life. Between the snow/slush/rain mixture, most days are spent pouting at my desk with a freezing cold soggy boot. Not to mention, it’s quite the conversation piece. Every stranger wants to know how I wound up with a boot. My favorite answer so far is ‘I broke my foot from sticking it up the ass of the last person who didn’t mind their business’. I don’t make too many friends with that one, though. It’s been two weeks and although it’s feeling a lot better since I’ve gotten it, the boot is an enormous pain in the ass.
I walk, everywhere. I mean, everywhere. And if I can’t walk it, I usually bike it. Now I can’t do either. Nor can I do taekwondo. Or dance properly. You ever try twerk’n in a boot? Dat shit aint cute.
2 more weeks. So right now I’ve taken to arm, abs and core. Weights, weighted ball, yoga mats, bands. I gave up after 9 photo attempts. Scrappy is just super into yoga mats. I don’t get it, but it’s her thing.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely hate weights and arm/ab workouts. I know I gotta do them, but If I can avoid it, I will. I can’t explain it, I just hate it.
So that’s where I’m at. Hating the boot, hating planking and push ups but, trying to take more lessons from Scrappy. Just enjoy what you got lying around and take a nap in whatever box you fit in to.