Oh yeah!  The day finally came!

There I am, and there is Meg… the Tiger Blood dance… you know what you do when you achieve Tiger Blood status?

You go to Brazilian Ju Jitsu and get yourself some Mallet Finger… what is that?

So glad you asked…

Mallet finger is an injury to the thin tendon that straightens the end joint of a finger or thumb. Although it is also known as “baseball finger,” this injury can happen to anyone when an unyielding object (like a ball) strikes the tip of a finger or thumb and forces it to bend further than it is intended to go.

Funny thing is I didn’t even feel anything… which is just how tigers must feel, that is, they don’t… I noticed the injury but didn’t think too much of it… after all there was no pain, merely an inability to make my entire finger straighten out.  Since it really appears like the only cure is a splint, I just ordered some on Amazon…

I am wearing a funny as f*ck popsicle & packing tape splint as I type this up, making it a bit more of an effort than usual.  However, tiger blood trumps all and I will carry on!

According to the Whole 30 timeline, you should have tiger blood for about 11 days.  Pretty exciting stuff!

A bit more in-depth about the tiger blood:

For some (generally people who came to the program eating well, exercising regularly, and feeling pretty good, to begin with), Tiger Blood means someone flipped a switch and turned on the awesome. Energy is through the roof, cravings are under control, clothes are fitting better, workouts are stronger.

I am finding this to certainly be true… energy is indeed maximum, the swim I took on day 16 was like igniting a coal, hot, but long-lasting… most cravings continue to have subsided, while many state this is not a sustainable program, it is not (in my mind) unbearable, even on the days when your go-to food supply seems low… read Larabar…

I have posted mostly about all of the highs and good things, there have been some less than awesome things as well… one of those was the fig nut bar attempt, which, I may actually not eat… and I will eat nearly anything… hard to put a finger… a mallet finger on where I went wrong in the creation… suffice to say the consistency reminds me of absolutely nothing pleasant and the overall flavor is simply flat and lacking… I have only saved it as an emergency high fruit sugar supply…

As we continue on the path we are now over the figurative worst of it, perhaps…

It is the new year and most people have caved in by now on their New Years Resolutions or have lost complete interest in what drove them to do it, finding their why to do it has eluded them…  to this I can say, “I feel ya”.

However, take a breath, go back to your why and rewrite it… actually write it out, read it back to yourself until you regenerate that feeling that prompted you to get going in the first place, you will be glad you did!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *