Slap Shot 🏒 + Left Foot 🦶 = Blocked Shot 🥅
Blocked Shot 🏒 / Left Foot 🦶 = Broken Appendage 🤕
52 year old Male x Never Quit Attitude 💪🏼🇺🇸 = Immediate Care Frequent Flier Miles 🏥
OK, so after 6 weeks of hobbling around the house, pissing & moaning to my family who, at this point, is sick of hearing me bitching, I finally got my head out of my ass and went to see the doc – Yup, broken 4th toe, the result of a slap shot at our crew’s Thanksgiving skate.
It’s healing on its own. Slowly. Too slowly…. So what would the smart, person who should be resting his injury do other than take it easy, rest & heal? Nah… Went to BJJ training Monday and ended up getting body slammed by my training partner…..If a broken toe wasn’t enough, now I know what a bruised kidney feels like… You’re shaking your head, I’m sure – What an asshole this guy is, right…??? Here’s my deal: Quitting is not an option.
Age is not an excuse.
I can’t stop.
St. Peter isn’t going to know what to do with this red-lined, beat-to-shit body of mine when I finally roll-up at the Pearly Gates.
That’s my story. It’s how I’m built. There is no OFF button.
As the oldest guy training BJJ at SUDAITC, I feel compelled to set an example.
To not be weak.
To get battered & bruised and not bitch & complain.
To HARDEN UP.
To NEVER QUIT.
I usually don’t write long-ass posts like this, but tonight, I felt compelled.
Be a Hammer 🔨 🔨 🔨
Set the tone. Every Day.
Life is fleeting, kids. Time is a commodity that cannot be bought. Crush today. Crush tomorrow. Crush everything you do. There are no excuses.
As my training partner @alfromtopmount has said, “The simple act of you showing up can help someone else get up and go.” So show up. Bust your ass. Never quit. Never.