A Bump in the Road
I sprained my ankle today while playing basketball. I think I hollered every four, five, six, and seven letter word out loud when it happened. I was jumping for a rebound and came down on another player’s foot. I don’t mind getting hurt when I am playing hard and this was the case. Injuries happen. I just don’t want to be handicapped in prison, of all places. This isn’t like the free world where you can get a good ankle brace, ice, and some anti-inflammatory medicine. It is a much more drawn out process here. I will be okay though. I have plenty of experience rehabbing my ankles. I had surgery on my right ankle in high school that slowed me down for 5-7 months. Today I re-injured the same ankle that I had surgery on in high school.
Life goes on and things happen. I have to move on, bad ankle and all. I love my mentality. I love being able to say, “Minute problems no longer consume me.” Putting my energy towards fulfilling my vision is far more important than sitting back and babysitting my ankle all day. I had a bad day earlier this week but I told you all I stay charged most of the time. My mind, most of my body, family, friends, and spirit are all healthy, literally. You have to stay on top of your game in the “Concrete Jungle.” Your eyes have to stay fixed on your vision and your actions have to align with your thoughts. I have to keep on pushing.