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3/16/13 9:14 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon that's great! I'm sorry about your hand though, you should get that checked.

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

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3/16/13 6:41 P

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Hi, ladies. Sorry I've been MIA for so long. Lots of life changes. The biggest one is that I tested for first degree in mid-February. My Tea Ceremony is April 5th. I think I will be excited to get my new belt. I've been sort of numb since testing. It was physically brutal. My dad came to watch and after an hour and a half he couldn't take it anymore so he left.
After about the 3 1/2 hour mark I got hit with some awful cramps in my feet and legs. I was in absolute agony by hour 5 but finished the test. I think I broke or fractured the middle knuckle on my right hand with all the board breaks we had to do. My hands were swollen to the size of Wreck-It Ralph's. To this day I cannot do knuckle push ups and any time I bump that finger on something it sends me through the roof.

I've become a part-time assistant at the do jang and am taking more and more responsibilities from the instructors whom I assist. I like it a lot. The squirrely kids still test my patience, but most of the time they settle down by the time they hit mid-belt status and by then I'm in love with them. Anybody else experience this?

Today was our first tournament of the year. I opted not to compete so that I could gain more experience at judging and running a ring on my own. It was a very long day and I was not able to see my own kids perform, but that's the trade-off sometimes.

Off to laze about for a bit before dinner.

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3/14/13 5:27 P

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That's great! I'm glad it's not worse Eternal.
I had an opportunity to get some overtime and catch up on things so I've been working more, and missed class again last night. It will be the same Saturday but then I'll be returning to my normal training schedule Monday. Also, graduated from PT today!!!! Been a long 7 months of eh.

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

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3/14/13 1:07 P

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Alicia - I hope you get a chance to get back to training for yourself soon. It's a bummer that you missed testing, but great that your students all passed!

Kaiya - Wow! 15 hours is a long nap, but it's great that you feel better afterward. Hopefully that energy will stay with you.

I went to the orthopedist today (finally) and he poked and prodded at my thumb a bit, and took a new set of x-rays, and finally told me that if I was complaining that it was killing me, he would order an MRI and probably have to do surgery for what he suspects is a joint capsule injury. But since it's NOT killing me, and I've been able to carry on training with little to no pain, he's going to leave it alone. He basically told me that it's likely to nag at me for a while, but he's not concerned about it, and to keep training and earn my black belt.

I never really let the injury stop me, but it's good to have gotten the professional opinion and the official go-ahead to continue. I just need to be careful not to whack it into anyone else's bones again!

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3/12/13 9:02 P

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Thanks Karate_Kid emoticon

Alicia, I'm sorry you've been missing out, hopefully soon you'll be able to do more.

I got my tail kicked in PT yesterday morning and could barely keep my eyes open by 6pm so I skipped class emoticon I was in bed by 8 and slept until 11am today, wow! So apparently I needed a 15 hour nap, today I feel great! I have class again tomorrow evening, plan to kick some tail myself then. Have a great rest of your day ladies!



I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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3/12/13 2:02 P

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I missed the 1st belt test for our school since i started!! It was 1st weekend of March. I had 4 students testing! I am so excited that 3 went and all passed. 4th ones parents decided his cousins party was more important.

I hate that i missed it.

I have only been going to the classes i assist in. WOW, i am getting out of shape! BUT the kids are so busy and the nights we are not, we have been enjoying staying home!

I need to get back.

Alicia

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3/11/13 3:03 P

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Vicarious training - love it!
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We are trying to get all those yellow belts sorted out. Got to grade some of them soon... And one of the little white belts that I had been specially training is almost ready for yellow - woohoo - happy dance! His sister is almost there as well; all it takes for her is a bit more practice. But then she is a little younger.

I just wish I wouldn't feel so stiff and sore - yesterday we didn't have much of a warm-up before we started kicking practice and I can sure feel it today.
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Hope everybody is having a great week!


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3/11/13 2:27 P

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Sorry to get this started late, I hope everyone had a good weekend. I was not able to train this weekend but last night we had a movie night at one of the instructors house, action movies with lots of great fight scenes so that counts right?

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

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