As part of a 'Motivational Event' at my son's rugby club this evening, instead of normal training they had a group hug/bonding thing which lasted a few hours and ended in a 'FireWalk' over burning coals... Perhaps these things are best enjoyed after several pints, or should only be attempted when in a drug-induced religious frenzy rather than when sober and as a substitute for a beasting session, but when my son (he's 21) limped through the door earlier on with his Hobbit feet at twice the size they should be, with blisters on the soles and any skin that isn't bright red is black-stained from the coals I couldn't contain myself and just burst out laughing....... (it didn't go down well) His mum's away this week so it was just me on hand to dish out sympathy and appropriate medication .... and he got fek all sympathy from me as he's always doing daft stuff (well he's allowed to and it's only to be expected as he's a big front rower for the town's first team) He won't go to A&E so he can get on with it as he seems to think a couple of Iboprufen will do the trick in a few hours.. I've posted on his FB account that he's in tears with the pain just so that his mates know what a big girl he really is. It's 2am and he's still hopping across the corridor to the bathroom every two minutes to dunk his feet in cold water. Apart from telling him not to rub in some oily creams I guess there's nothing more for me to do other than drive him to the doc's in the morning... (He's insistent that he'll be fine in the morning and will be ok for work - not a chance) I suspect that the coach for the team we're meant to be playing this weekend was the 'Motivational Speaker' as he's done a good job on nobbling a couple of our players... I know there's already a thread or two on self-inflicted wounds but has anyone tried this firewalk business and found that Mr Reality came and bit them on the arr$e instead of it being the 'mind over matter experience they had expected? Or any helpful NAAFI type advice I can provide for him as part of his rehab?