I Hate Steel Handles
Every hammer thrower you meet will be quick to show you the callouses, blisters, and bruises on their left hand. We aren’t looking for sympathy. And even though I’ve written about this topic briefly before, I am not whining either. Since we don’t tend to be the biggest of throwers, it is one way to show that we work just as hard.
Since moving to Kamloops, I have noticed that my hands have slowly gotten worse. I’ve now added swollen to the list of ailments. When talking with Kibwe last weekend, we realized we couldn’t even make a fist with our left hands When I attempt to make one, my fingertips can’t even come within an inch of my palm. Even using my other hand to squeeze my left hand together can’t get the job done. The only thing I’m thankful for is that I’m right-handed, since I will surely have some arthritis to show for this in a few decades.