A friend sent me this article - "Blood Sweat and Tutus" - about injured dancers in San Francisco Ballet.
..."As long as you can hide your injuries, you are a success!"...
"In a 1975 study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr. James "Nick the Knife" Nicholas — the former team physician for the New York Jets, Rangers, and Knicks — conducted a battery of 18 'neuromuscular, physical, mental and psychometric' exams on a bevy of athletes. He ranked ballet as the most physically and mentally taxing activity among 61 sports; pro football came third. Ranked No. 2: bullfighting."
So much to say, and it hits close to home because my achilles has been getting worked up again. Give it a read. Thoughts?