Friday, Feb. 17 -- Boxing
Shadowboxing - 2 x 3
Jump rope - 2 x 3
Tire drills - 1 hour
It was a great night up until I dislocated my shoulder in the fucking ring. It was during our partner drills, which are often a half-step below sparring. I slipped a jab, threw a left hand to the body, and POP, out it went. I'm not even sure why - I think the punch grazed the guy's body, and maybe I just overextended? Who knows. My coach slipped it back in - he's awesome - but it's remarkably discouraging.
But it was my fault. I had grown inertial when it came to my shoulder exercises because it's been many years since my last dislocation, and I paid a dear price. Though it wasn't more painful than the last time it happened, it was the first time it didn't pop in on its own, which is slightly worrisome. But my range of motion was fine almost immediately, and save for the normal soreness and inflammation, it's been the same as the other times it's happened.
So my plan is to shut this thing down completely for a couple weeks - no working out except for a few runs or long walks as soon as I can manage them, and light shadowboxing that only involves my right arm.
And after a couple weeks, I'm going to start rehabbing it with the exercises I learned from physical therapy and Lofty on this board. I'll never be a fighter because of this injury - I know that. But I love boxing, and I'm going to work my balls off to heal this shoulder and stabilize it so I can get back in the gym and train in the limited way I've done for years, just to get the taste I need to keep me from going crazy.
Knocked down eight times, get up nine.