June 26, 2013 236.6 lbs
For me, that means trying different exercise routes. Like tonight's run. Instead of having a carefully planned route that I could easily determine a turnaround exactly equidistant from the start, something my OCD feeds off of, I choose to start running and see how far I got. Felt great, light and easy. I felt like I could run forever. I love these type of runs.
Force/Balance Brazilian Jui Jitsu and Yoga in Burbank. I didn't really expect anyone to be there but sure enough my friends Jason, J.C. and Herbert were still there. I told them I was in the middle of my run and couldn't stay and took off again. Jason told me to "Have a safe run" as I went out the door.
I ended up running past Burbank Airport. As I made my way along the side walk, a bicyclist passed me. He had LED lights on his wheels that drew my attention. The second I turned my head, BAM! I kicked a raised portion of sidewalk that was sticking up and was heading down. Maybe stopping by my old school helped because as I was careening towards the sidewalk, I instinctively turned my fall into a forward roll. Something that every jui jitsu player does before every class.
I got up and assessed the damage. Seemed okay, just a little skin again.
I was about a mile from my car so I didn't have far to go thankfully. As I ran, I used the experience to help me if it should ever happen during a race. Mentally taking a snapshot of the way it felt and that I could run through it with no problem. Running with boo boo's
I got home just as The Boss was going to bed. She took one look and shrugged, "That's nothing." Exactly. As I write this, the leg is a bit stiff, but okay. Until tomorrow my friends.