One wrong step?While I was in California things kept stacking up for me to get done before I leave town on our move / drive a week from today. As those things added up I saw only a few places I could workout. Strangely, that's OK with me. Here's the story that says it is OK to do NOTHING for 10 days, if I choose that.
In 2009 at nationals in Oshkosh, I got a light groin strain almost exactly like I have now. It was a tiny ding so I kept screwing around with it. The result? Four weeks later at the National Senior Games at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California I was forced to watch. HATE THAT!! I didn't dress, take my poles, NOTHING!! Forced vacation because I was stupid. I MADE myself do NOTHING on that 10 trip. Why? Eight weeks from my return I would be vaulting in Sydney, Australia in the World Masters Games. Like Stanford, the trip was paid for and I was going. Unlike Palo Alto I was not going to risk watching. I knew that ONE wrong step and I was back to square one or worse. I learned that lesson and won the biggest meet of my life.
SO, I'll take this time off and let my leg heal. After Stanford and that 10 rest I made really fast progress. I need to make myself do the same. Why? Besides the obvious, being sick of not jumping because of my own stupidity, in eight weeks I have the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno. I have no intention of watching there. Lessons learned. Have a great evening and thanks for being here. Bubba
Jungle Boogie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl7Bk364UdY