Monthly Archives: May 2009

Sweet Saturday

I played softball with the ward this morning. I haven’t played for years, and I haven’t thrown a ball or swung a bat since before my surgery. It was so fun. The weather was perfect and it was nice to hang out with those guys. My shoulder is sore, but I think it’s muscle and not cartilage.

I went to the Eagle Mountain bike park with Mike Both, Tim Shaw and Shawn Peck. We rode the jump sections, pump track and the new wood sections. Then we headed up and rode the single track. I hit the jump at the north exit of the trail and it felt great. Perfect line and perfect landing. Then I went and hit this ramp five times.
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This is a good jump because the trail takes a hard right, so I have to land the jump and make the turn immediately, which freaks me out.

This table top is up near the top of the jump section. I had to hit it a few times to be able to launch it.
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Today was a great jumping day. I felt so good with everything I did. I love mountain biking.

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One year later

Today is the one year anniversary of my shoulder surgery. My doctor told me I would be back to 100% at one year if I avoided injury. I’m still a little nervous about grappling, but I sparred at Karate tonight. I felt good, and I didn’t think about my shoulder while I was avoiding attacks and dishing it out. Grappling would still be higher risk because of the torque in a key lock or chicken wing. I went old school with my original white Gi top and heavy weight black pants, and my back didn’t bother me very much.

Since it was a special day I wanted to do something to overcome myself, so I did a set of 3000 body weight squats. My goal was 2000, so I’m pleased with that. That’s two things completed on my 2k9 List.

I also finished reading Leadership and Self-Deception. That is a great book, and I thank Patricia for pushing me to read it.

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2k9 List update

I completed my first task on my 2k9 List tonight. I read Revelation 1-22 to complete the New Testament. It’s been years since I read it cover to cover. That was a good choice.

So far I’ve been able to do 1500 squats and 150 push ups. I haven’t tried ab bridges yet this year. It’s time to start.

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