Archive for May, 2009

Normality

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2009 by jiujitsulife

I’ve been going at a fairly regular pace, and I feel really good.  My cardio is nowhere where it should be, but I am able to roll at the level I should until I gas, which is not immediate unless I have someone going at me like a maniac and I have to constantly defend.  I have managed to mess my back up pretty good, but with my previous staph issues and meniscus tear, I would hate to seem like a wuss to take time off now that I am finally back.

And it is not really horrible,  but it is pretty uncomfortable all the time and there is a strange sensation that sometimes darts down my right leg. 🙂 Oh spinal damage and jiu jitsu go hand in hand! I stretch often and it seems to help.I am sure I have a ruptured/bulging disc somewhere in there, but I am on track again finally and I can’t get off. If it gets real bad then I will contemplate resting,  but for now I must keep my pace to even think of making it to competition in July.

If anyone has competition tips I am very open to suggestion, this is my first tournament and I am pretty nervous and the whole tournament thing is very foreign to me…

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The Mat is on Fire!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2009 by jiujitsulife

I was just trying to tap it out today.

It was great actually, I couldn’t be more happy.  Mostly just because I am finally back. My staph is visibly gone and I have been ok’d to train again, however I wrapped up the earlier affected area super tight just to protect everyone else. Staph is definitely not fun and I prefer not to have it again anytime soon.  Read up on MRSA kids, it is not your friend.  Caleb has a nice podcast about MRSA along with some Acai supplement advice. Check it out if you have time.

http://www.thefightworkspodcast.com/podcasts/fightworkspodcastepisode7.mp3

And another little article about Staph prevention and treatment from Dan.

http://dansmuaythaimma.com/?p=1169

Another really long but really good article on MRSA

http://www.theskinofmyteeth.com/skin_public_content/mrsa_camrsa_treatment.html

I had a few good rolls and got dominated by a few MMA fighters who train with us, who by the way, roll at a way higher level than they are belted for, I love training with them even though I get pretty dominated.  I love tapping and getting tapped equally! I might be crazy but I have a big smile and couldn’t be happier to be back. 🙂

Ha!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2009 by jiujitsulife

Totally got staph on my thumb.  I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I come home and scrub like a madman. But apparently I didn’t sanitize my left thumb well enough because it is three sizes too big. I have another round of antiobiotics to take,  I’m going back this week, I have to.  This infection seems week as it is already retreating just from one day of antibiotics. I hope to be back mid week. 🙂

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Feels Good and Bad

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2009 by jiujitsulife

I am so happy to be back. I returned to my first official class this week. I went to two classes on Tuesday, back to back.  Fundamentals and then the advanced class. It lasted from around 6:30 to almost 9 pm.  I have never been so tired in my life!  I have been out of training since December 27th and I had not managed to do any cardio or anything else I had “planned” so I was pretty sure I was going to puke my guts out.  Well it wasn’t all bad but I did manage to get a bit dizzy in the middle somewhere.

It was nice to get back in there and drill some things I had allowed to get sloppy, like technical lift, and a basic scissor sweep. And then in the advanced class it was nice to get back to rolling with guys.

I was amazed that I didn’t lose too much in the rolling department, I was still able to roll at my expected level I would say, but I was gassed so I had no strength to rely on and just used technique to save me.  I managed to be offensive the whole time until my last roll where I turtled, got mounted, then he had N/S then side control. He had every dominant position possible except my back, which is the only thing I even had strength enough to fight for.

It was great being back, tapping guys, being dominated positionally. It all was a welcome feeling.  But one bad thing, my thumb had a little hair on it with a bump under it, I was looking at it, and pulled the hair out….now my thumb is two sizes bigger and super painful.  I pray it is not Staph again! I mean WTF!? on my thumb? Can I go once without getting Staph please?

I’m gonna hold off a little and see what happens, but it has ruined my weekend as I planned to be in class rolling right now (Saturday). Maybe with some luck I can train Monday. *Crosses Fingers*

It really sucks to be back on track finally and then have this happen immediately, However, that is my luck. 🙂