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The Week in Review: It only hurts when I scream.
Yeah, I know, the title may be misleading, but this week was a great improvement compared to the previous couple of weeks. My attitude was on the fritz, I've been overeating, I haven't been able to do intense exercise and because of my ribs, it ... Read more
The Week in Review: A Good Ribbing
My first week of November didn't start out the smoothest, starting with a couple of blows to my confidence. Part of it was my fault, part of it was beyond my control. The good news is, I now know the difference (usually) between when I am the on... Read more
Dammit, I didn't get fired.
Yeah. So this week is not getting a whole lot better. That's right, it's another whiny-ass blog.
I have a rib injury and can't go to MMA training the next 2 days, and I've just been displeased in general this week. So when I got a call fro... Read more
So you know when you're fighting someone and they kick you in the ribs?
Yeah, I hate that, too.
Okay, it is not accurate to say that I got kicked in the ribs. On Monday, while I was doing take-downs, my ribs landed on my partner's knee when I did a sloppy move. It stunned me a little bit, but I didn't think muc... Read more
Please pull this week over, I'd like to get off...
It's only Tuesday. So far I have made an ass of myself at the gym, an ass of myself at my saxophone lesson, and then an ass of myself at the grocery store when my card got declined. Oh wait, it wasn't 1 card that got declined, it was 2 of them. ... Read more
The Week (and Month) in Review: The Guys in My Corner
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them... Read more
BAZOOKABOBCAT finds her beautiful
BAZOOKABOBCAT wrote a blog so wonderful that it brought tears to my eyes. It's about being beautiful in everyday moments. I can't find the words to adequately describe her poetic blog, but here is the last paragraph from it:
"There's no mag... Read more
Jiu Jitsu + Muay Thai=New Approach Needed
I went to my first Jiu Jitsu class this morning. The class was small and Nate, the head instructor, showed me some of the basics. The movements were very different from what I am used to doing in Muay Thai, other activities, and everyday life. O... Read more
The Week In Review: I Dream of Jiu Jitsu
No, this is not me...but it will be soon... Images from http://www.briansgeniebottles.
com and http:/... Read more
Uhhh...Hi John...Uh...Mr. Lithgow...
My brother called me yesterday and randomly asked me if I wanted to go see Garrison Keillor interviewing John Lithgow about his memoirs today. The event was at the Fitzgera... Read more
The Week In Review: Ritardando/A Tempo
Adverb: (esp. as a direction) With a gradual decrease of tempo.
Noun: A gradual decrease in tempo.
a tem·po/(ä tĕm'pō)
Adverb & Adjective: In the tempo originally designated; re... Read more
Wearing Down Willpower
The blog post by CANNIE50 a couple of weeks ago about willingness versus willpower got me thinking how I approach the use of willpower in trying to lose weight. I have tried to focus more on "wantpower" than "willpower" throughout this journey, ... Read more
Kaia the cat: Sadness, relief
My 19-year-old cat Kaia had a 2+ minute seizure the other night. It seemed that her seizures were getting more frequent and lasting longer. She was getting wea... Read more
I felt so fit--until yesterday...
Yesterday I went to Muay Thai and boxing, and was having a great time until my boxing coach Ty popped a fitness assessment on us. He had us do 1 minute tests where we had to do as many line touches (running back and forth and counting the laps),... Read more
The Week in Review: Punched in the Face By a Supermodel
People seemed to enjoy seeing pictures of my new coaches in my last "Week in Review" blog. I guess they are both pretty attractive. I never really thought of my Muay Thai coach, Eric, as hot before...he's just Eric, a guy who I trained with on a... Read more