The groin strain is still hanging around in the form of a tiny, snippy twinge. Gggggrrrrrr.... Not quite enough to keep me off the mat, but just enough to make it's snarky presence known, like an insolent child.
I went to the doctor on Wednesday, not necessarily to get "diagnosed," but rather to get a note for work to be on low-key, low movement office duty for a few days. (My job involves a lot of work in the field). Doc gave me a scrip for Ibuprofen and told me no BJJ for two weeks, (yeah RIGHT). So I modified his instructions to one week off. I went to class Tuesday morning, Wednesday night, then I went to Bikram Yoga last night. Odd thing happened this week.......
So, I went to class this week committed to keeping it light so as not to aggravate the problem child. I rolled without using an ounce of strength, only pure technique.......which suddenly began to feel.....like.... finesse, like I was gliding smoothly from one position to another effortlessly. The opportunities for submissions presented themselves before my eyes. I realized, ohhhhh, this is the way it's SUPPOSED to be.
Of course the lesson here is obvious.