Today I had a freestyle wrestling comp. It was a warm up comp before a big one in Lancashire. As some of you may know, due to age/time management/injuries, I have been playing the idea of scrapping competing altogether. So have to say its a bittersweet ending. I got in and went straight for it, I got taken down but managed to reverse and got myself a dominant position. As I had the back my hand was gripped tightly under the body of my opponent. I pulled and pulled and that hand went nowhere. I even used the dirty tactic of swinging and bashing till he let go. By the time I pulled out my hand, it was a mangled mess. At first I thought it was a bad sprain. Went to my corner, got some tape and splinted my fingers together. Finished the round down on points adjusting for wrestling 1 handed and my grip is gone. Got into the second round and at this point Im just a pure counter fighter with a sluggish shoot. A moment of genius came when I judo throwed and rolled over my opponent. I finished the match in dominant position. The whistle blew and I felt relief. Looked at the board and I saw I lost on points...I was one big throw behind. I got an icepack and began freezing my hand as much as possible. The telling click sound worried me and my misshapen knuckle were the tell tale signs of a broken hand. A hospital confirmed this and although I'm in good spirits... my run is over. I'm done. I've cancelled my entry at the bigger event in November where I was determined to give my all. Booked off time from work, and planned a month's training schedule. But with a possible 8 week healing time plus 2 months physio...if i dont get pins inserted. I wont recover in time and as a aspiring artist, I knew my sport would one day get me Today was that day. I only wish I went out fighting harder. On a lighter note....! Cake! Caaaaaaaake!!!!!!!