After 4 days away from KTB training, I was back in the
game. The swings, squats, halos, and getups all went
smoothly even after some Chinese hard liquor and I was
glad I took the leave. The next morning, I felt fine.
I already started to follow Pavel's Simple and Sinister
protocol last year (and had some injuries to prove it).
But 2015's big deal was my first (barefoot) Marathon. I
didn't set a specific goal for 2016 and thought I would
just go with the flow.
Early this year, I surprised myself by graduating to
the 24kg (I thought it would take another six-month).
Afterwards, the training went full-swing. My body
weight stayed below 150 lbs but I have become leaner
and stronger every day. And last week, I did a Turkish
Get Up (TGU) with a 32kg on the left side. What a
feeling discovering what my body can do! I gave up the
plan to run a faster Marathon this year and would focus
on general physical groundwork.
Starting two weeks ago, my shoulders felt a dull pain
when pushing forward or down, especially when waking up
in the morning. I tried to tough through it, the pain
persisted, and I thought better. I have been in for the
long game and should take it easy.
I read some articles on shoulders and learnt some new
words. I was particularly inspired by a 49-year-old
lady who weighed 132 lbs and could do 100 swings in 5
mins with a 40kg. Her advice? "Do Less" and, after
battling with injuries in her early 40s, "Allowing my
body — exactly where it is — to guide me, has been the
single most important change I’ve made."
Let's set a goal. Let's tame the Beast (48kg) when this
body is 70 years old.