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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #17641
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I'm working on building overall conditioning so today is a gym day. Squats, deadlifts and bench press with some core work mixed in between.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #17642
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Missed 4 days over a back strain. Got back in yesterday.
Feeling good today, with 77 degrees expected and light winds.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 03:24 AM   #17643
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Skated 51.4 miles today on my Powerslide EVO inlines. Weather was perfect at the local Rail-Trail. Did not set out to skate that far, I just never got tired until the last 3 miles. second time in 20 days I broke 50 miles. What is wrong with me?
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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #17644
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Skated 51.4 miles today on my Powerslide EVO inlines. Weather was perfect at the local Rail-Trail. Did not set out to skate that far, I just never got tired until the last 3 miles. second time in 20 days I broke 50 miles. What is wrong with me?
You got it real bad!

I made up for the lost days by doing two a days all week! Learned a lot over the week. Here, it's easier to just show you. Pretty proud of this 40 foot soul grind!

Angle 1:
https://vimeo.com/204245674

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Old February 20th, 2017, 12:19 AM   #17645
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Pretty proud of this 40 foot soul grind!
Amazing! Do the kids at the park hate you or worship you?

Strained my left MCL last Wednesday in a sissy little fall. Basically, I hit a small stick during a double-push when my left foot was inboard beyond my center of gravity - the worst possible place to lose traction. So I just literally sat down on the tarmac and slid on my bottom, messing up my shorts but not getting one scratch on my skin anywhere. However...my left leg, the one that hit the stick, just folded under me (like sliding into second base) and strained my knee a tad. Have been babying it, icing it, Advil-ing it, and trying not to do anything stupid, which means NO SKATING. Taking at least a week off, if not two or three. Sucks.

So I am counting on you and the rest here to keep me inspired until I heal up. Thanks for the nice start. Love the handstand too.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 03:07 PM   #17646
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Amazing! Do the kids at the park hate you or worship you?

Strained my left MCL last Wednesday in a sissy little fall. Basically, I hit a small stick during a double-push when my left foot was inboard beyond my center of gravity - the worst possible place to lose traction. So I just literally sat down on the tarmac and slid on my bottom, messing up my shorts but not getting one scratch on my skin anywhere. However...my left leg, the one that hit the stick, just folded under me (like sliding into second base) and strained my knee a tad. Have been babying it, icing it, Advil-ing it, and trying not to do anything stupid, which means NO SKATING. Taking at least a week off, if not two or three. Sucks.

So I am counting on you and the rest here to keep me inspired until I heal up. Thanks for the nice start. Love the handstand too.
(Thanks!) *edit

Well, it's a love hate relationship. They all love to hate me! (skateboarders mostly lol).

Damn shame about the knee. Here's what I do for mine when I crash (all the time). Blue emu, alternating Tiger balm, copper infused compression knee sleeve, ice and heat, hot tub etc..... Works for me. Get back on those skates soonest!
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Old February 20th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #17647
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Damn shame about the knee. Here's what I do for mine when I crash (all the time). Blue emu, alternating Tiger balm, copper infused compression knee sleeve, ice and heat, hot tub etc..... Works for me. Get back on those skates soonest!
Yeah, today I picked up a "Mad Max" style knee brace with the metal hinges down the sides. The knee is actually doing pretty well but I don't want any setbacks. No doubt I could skate with this knee brace if I wanted to without concern. My knee will NOT move sideways in this thing. Likely I will just switch to the longboard for another week as the pushing of that thing is linear front to rear, not side to side. I have zero fear of the longboard right now with the brace on, so don't feel too sorry for me. Weather clears out by Friday and I WILL SKATE on something.

Thanks a bunch for the healing recipe! I figured you tweak your knees occasionally.
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