After training for a while, everyone accumulates little injuries. My friends and I have developed a long list of aches and pains and innumerable bruises. For your physical safety (and mental capacity as well) you have to take a class or two off to recuperate. I had to take some time off training this week because my right wrist was bothering me. I really think you need to take care with injuries like this, so I wanted to give my wrist some time.
This morning, I had a great session. My wrist was starting to hurt again, but the trainer was being very nice and understanding, showing me different kinds of moves (hello spinning back elbow) and combos. He was also working on cheering me up, which was much appreciated; time away from training can make you feel a bit dejected in terms of progress. My trainer did notice I was missing the last couple days, which helps for accountability.
I have a couple more days to train before my trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When I come back, I think I’m going to make some changes to the expectation of my trainings, maybe a set 3 days a week or so. It’ll give me time to focus on my other trainings and enough time to rest properly in between trainings, which I think will be great in the long-run. 🙂