Sunday, July 20, 2014
Check out this beauty of a bruise! One punch to a target with my fist aligned not-quite-right, and ouchouchouchouch. Luckily I just broke a blood vessel, not my hand. But doesn't this make me look like a badass?? Especially with the entirely incongruous girly red nails.
To add insult to injury, a couple of days before this incident, I jammed the heck out of the thumb on the other hand while sparring...I was moving toward my opponent for a strike just as he lunged in as well and he caught the end of my thumb straight on. You don't think about how important it is to have two fully-functional hands until you don't! My husband was kind enough to point out that this is a purely voluntary activity of mine and that injury is part of the package with martial arts, both of which are true, if not particularly helpful or sympathetic...we'll just see what this ninja mama has to say when he bellyaches about being sore after his next marathon. :)