Thursday I was awarded a stripe on my Blue. I guess it is a result of losing 5 matches last weekend, but hanging in there nonetheless. I don’t really get being promoted for losing, but we all can’t be winners, right?
In the last little while, I have made a subconscious change to my standing game. I have only become aware of it recently. It used to be that I would shoot in for a double or a single, right away. I hate dancing around, grip fighting, or pushing and pulling. I was confident enough in my shot that, as long as I didn’t telegraph it, I had a good chance of finishing on top. But lately I haven’t been shooting in at all, or if I do, it’s half-hearted or weak. This last couple of weeks, the reason has become very apparent. My god damn knees hurt too much. I physically can’t get them to work in a way to make the double effective. Or when I do force them to work, the pain make me never want to do it again. Arthritis is a bitch. I hate the guard pull. That’s not my game. I’m not too sure what I am going to do. I’ll have to think about it for a while…
4 thoughts on “New Stripe”
😦 I hope you are able to find a solution that doesn’t involve giving up something you love.
Congrats! All those stripes add up!! 🙂
Awesome news, congrats!