As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Injuries Aren't a New Thing but They're a Pain... Friday, July 28

Training injured.  The struggle is real.

On Wednesday I did an overhead press squat, maxed out with the reps and ended up falling onto the gym floor.  CRASH, down I went.  I woke up on Thursday not really being able to lift my right arm above my shoulder.  No problem, I thought.  I'll just take it a bit easy on the weights tonight and train a different muscle group that doesn't put so much stress on my shoulders.

Today I woke up and my right shoulder was perfectly fine.

My right shoulder was fine but the right side of my neck was super stiff.

I tried to massage it out before boxing and even trained through the pain at the club but when I got to doing speed bag work I ran into difficulty.

The speed bag is attached to a wooden frame that stands much higher than I am tall so I have to stand on a wooden box to reach it.  However, with my arms up above my head and my face pointed upward, the strain on my neck was,... well... pretty brutal.  

Did three rounds on the sand bag and boy did those feel like some super long rounds!!!

Plan is to get a massage, rub some Muscle Care on it, and then hope it's better for Monday boxing. 

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