Primal Blood was spilled… quit… HELL NO! 3


I had to jump about 29.5 inches to clear the table and yoga mat.

Yeah… I know, the title was meant to be intriguing. The title is accurate … I am primal and I did lose some blood. :)

I love to ‘push the envelope’ … I love to do things that most can not do or that people do not expect ‘diabetics’ to do.

I love to prove people and ‘conventional wisdom’ wrong. I have had many cuts and scrapes in the 3+ years since my diabetes diagnosis and I would not undo any of them… it sure as hell beats sitting on the couch. :)

It Started….

when David Craig posted a video the other day, showing a 62 year old man jumping up on a picnic table, doing a ‘flat footed table jump’.    It reminded me of one of my workouts… that I had forgotten about.   I’m guessing it was last summer since I attempted many of these.

Yesterday, after 30 minutes of squats and push ups, I once again attempted the “Flat Footed Table Jumps”.  I did five no problem when I was already tired from the earlier workout. I’ll just use the phrase ‘table jumps’ going forward.

Today, I slept well and woke up rested.  When I decided to do the table jumps… I was feeling GOOD!

Note: 

1. When I did the 5 table jumps yesterday, I was tired but I was also ‘warmed up’… to the max.

2. Today, I had almost no warm up … and on the 5th table jump  I did this….

Most of my weight came crashing down on my left shin … yes, it hurt like hell. I was SO disappointed, I was really looking forward to seeing how many I could do.

After walking around for a few minutes, I added coconut oil to the scrapes and took this picture.

I felt no additional pain when I applied weight to the leg, so I decided to ‘suck it up’ and give it a go.

Notes:

1. If you notice in the first video … I was jumping onto the table with no ‘cushion’.

2. In the second video, I added a yoga mat to help cushion any future/possible ‘slips’.

3.  I could have ‘quit’ after the first failure. (And I could not have shared my failure… but I did).

I want you to see that I, like everyone has failures.  We are all human.

Had I quit… I would not have been able to do this…    56 Table Jumps in 15 minutes!!!

 

 

Summary:

When the inner voice tells you to quit … or worse when your family, friends, doctors or diabetes educators tell you to quit… tell them …  HELL NO! 

I push the limits… I run barefoot on grass and pavement. I have run barefoot in snow… I have done a lot of crazy things… but as I stated above, I would not change ONE OF THEM.

Some people say I am ‘stupid’ or that I am a ‘fool’ … I am THRIVING!!! …and not just surviving.  I am drug and insulin free…with non-diabetic normal blood sugar.

I think it’s stupid to continue to eat things that cause you harm…. all the while, taking more and more drugs.

I love my life and I would not change a thing.

By the way… after I did the 56 table jumps in 15 minutes,  I felt GREAT! :)

No matter what your disease, do not quit.  Do NOT stop fighting.

 

Here are other posts where I ‘push the limits’

http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/2011/09/25/my-primal-dangerous-adventure/

http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/2011/01/10/snowy-primal-x/

http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/2010/11/29/primal-living-can-be-hazardous-confession/

 

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