Last night was the first full contact training session I have done since we took part in 2013: A Skate Odyssey back in May - yes, two whole months (planned because it’s long enough to get in + back out of plaster for most broken bones). The reason being that I made a conscious decision not to do anything too intense before my wedding. Originally April was my last month of full contact but then the tournament got booked in and things changed. While watching my teammates scrimmage without me was horrific (not because they’re rubbish mind, but because I wanted to play) I’m really glad I made the decision.
No no no, not the one that’ll land you in the box for a minute or be met with an insubordination call. I’m talking about the ones that many shy away from that is necessary but uncomfortable (for all parties); bitter-sweet, if you will. Yes, I’m talking about…. FEEDBACK!