Good morning! Today, I wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind. For the past few weeks, I have been nursing a series of injuries. All of them really stupid injuries. I guess that may be the downfall of working out in the mornings: you aren’t fully awake, so you are at a greater risk of just doing stupid stupid things. One morning, while going in for my first box jump, I missed the box and scraped up my leg. It wasn’t like it was a particularly challenging jump – it’s the same height I’ve done millions of times. I guess my early morning self is not my most coordinated self.
And last week, I was doing weighted tricep dips off a bench. I had a dumbbell in my lap, and foolishly straightened my legs. Guess what round things do when they are at the top of a straight, diagonal ramp? They roll! So, I scraped up my shin as the dumbbell rolled right down my leg. Oops. Like I said – they are all really dumb injuries.
How do you deal with injuries? Do you quietly try to pretend they didn’t happen? Or do you show them off like a badge of honor?