A teammate at LBJJC once called me “the queen of injuries”, and when you start training Jiu-Jitsu at the age of forty, plus you’re the smallest person in class, I think injuries just come with the territory, but I’ve actually been fairly lucky in that regard, because in over seven years of continuous training, I’ve never needed any kind of surgery. In the time since I’ve been at Lincoln BJJ, I’ve only had one injury that required taking more than a few days off from training, and that one happened during a competition, so I guess I am the queen of injuries, in the manner that I rule over them! I’ve also gotten tougher through the years, I barely even get bruises anymore like I used to, and even when I do, they disappear quickly.
It’s actually been several years since I received an injury in Jiu-Jitsu that was caused by not tapping soon enough, because I’ve developed a good sensitivity, and my safety is more important to me than my pride, so I tap whenever I need to, but during the advanced class on Monday night, Trouble put me in a twister-type submission that came on quickly, and I didn’t tap fast enough. My back didn’t feel too bad afterward, so I continued with the rest of rolling, but after I got home and the endorphins from class wore off, it was a different story. Now my back doesn’t hurt all of the time, just when I try to bend in any way.
I believe it’s just a minor muscle strain and that it will heal soon, but right now it’s still bothering me enough that I’m not attending class tonight. I’m going to take it easy for the next few days, and hopefully my back will feel well enough for me to participate in the all-school training session that’s taking place at LBJJC this Saturday!