||[Jan. 26th, 2006|11:58 am]
|||||HIM - Bury Me Deep Inside Your Arms||]|
Well, I am alive and kicking for those who have not seen or heard from me in a bit. A lot of things have happen, been very busy and not managing my time very well because of it. Things keep getting pushed back on my "to do list". Let's see, if you recall a while back I was almost pegged by a falling tree one very windy day, well its "twin" decided to give out and fall too. But it fell on the house. A few days after a loud bang I was walking home and noticed a gap in our tree line, looking further ahead I noticed the fallen tree lying across over our shed stretching further to lay across our roof so that a few feet of the tree top peaked at the top edge of the house, so triangle roof and tree laying on one side of it. I spent a clear morning climbing on top of the roof and cutting a few branches here and there so as to not put out any windows when I pull the fucker down also to inspect the roof for damages (there were none). I realized undertaking this task mid way through that I have been too passive on my stretching. I stood on top of the shed and cut the trunk of the tree at a point to allow the top half to go with momentum and slide down the roof and fall to the side of the house. I miscalculated, the rest of the tree slid at me, not away so I dug my heels in and held it at bay manoeuvring it to slide the way I wanted it to. So it falls to he side of the house, step two was to take the remaining tree trunk and heave it behind the shed and out of the way. I miscalculated again, I cut to high up, so that when I tucked my shoulder under it and squat the thing up and over my head to toss it fell and wedged itself between the wall of the house and its breaking point. Blocking the passage between shed and house. Can't have that, so standing on the shed, I lean over the gap between the shed and house (about a four foot gap) using my right arm to hold myself on the edge of the shed. I reach down with my left arm grabbing a branch on the trunk trying to dislodge it. It was stuck pretty good, so I get a firm grip on a thick branch, secure my balance and stretching down with my left arm, I managed to curl this tree trunk up to my chest and throwing it aside (to give an idea it was about 10-12feet in length and easily 90-100lbs...believe me, the fucker was heavy). Feeling impressed with myself I hop down off the shed and there it was. From the vibration of the jump a sharp jolt of pain in my neck. What happen was I pulled a small muscle in the back of my neck lifting that trunk - lesson, I need to stretch more. The pain now is almost completely gone and healed, I still feel it a bit if I turn my head too fast but on the bright side of that situation it is good to see the other affects (apart from the obvious cosmetic affects) of staying with a workout program. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time, but now I do notice myself getting stronger, I mean for the last little bit I have been bench pressing 40lbs above my weight for a regular set/routine (160lbs for those who are curious) when a long time a go that was my limit. I think I could do more if I pushed...but then again, I'm not going to attempt anymore than that with my necked a bit messed up still. In any case, lesson learned and I'm going to pay more attention to stretching again, I'm a shameful martial artist for slacking this much on it in the first place.
I realise that this is getting long and I got shit to do, so I'll update again later to fill in the gaps.