Friday, February 08, 2013
Smile. I am on day 405 of my exercise streak. In 2012 I averaged 45 minutes a day (some days much less, some much more...but something every day).
This January I averaged 51 minutes per day.
So, I started aikido in December.
This past week the teacher was sick so tonight I emailed him to see if there will be class in the morning. He said that if he still feels under the weather he will come unlock the door and let the brown belts lead class. He ended by saying, "You should plan to work out tomorrow."
It just struck me as hilarious! Dude, I work out EVERY day. :) I may not be the strongest, the fastest or the most gymnastic. But I am consistent. Problem is, martial arts is not my main sport. Running is where my heart is. But for many of the guys at the dojo (my husband included), martial arts IS their main deal.
And they want it to be YOUR main deal too.
I wish someone had explained that to me before I signed a contract.
I got hurt AGAIN last week. Again, trying to front roll. This time, I fell over and rolled my body weight on my own arm. It's been a week and it still hurts to touch the area. Joint movement is fine though, muscle movement is fine.
I just don't know if I want to continue getting hurt once a month or more if this continues.
I promised myself to give it a good 3 month effort before deciding whether to continue. That will be the end of March.
Here's my latest injury (elbow):