September 9, 2015 11:40 AM

Wednesday - 9/9/2015

An Ounce of Prevention

I went to the USA v Brazil men's soccer match last night. By the time it was over, my left hip was very stiff. I woke up this morning the same way. I have tried walking it off, stretching it put, and rubbing it down (in private). It is still quite uncomfortable.

I don't know if I did something on Monday or Tuesday to make it angry. There are plenty of possible culprits; running a mile, 35 clean & jerks, handstand push-up kipping, pistols, heavy push jerks. Maybe it was the combination of all of the above.

Either way, I have decided to fight the addictive behavior and take a rest day to avoid making this worse. It was difficult, though. I kept thinking about scaling options, light jogging, rolling out, air squats, and smashing to try to get something in. Ultimately, I have convinced myself that an ounce of prevention will be worth a pound of cure. Trying to stay healthy to fight another day.