This happened on Thursday.
Yes that’s the first stripe on my purple belt. I only got the gosh darn thing on September 30. Plus I was out for 2 months with the hip flexor injury. I feel like it came too fast. Oh well. Best just go with the flow I guess. I’ve been teaching a bit. I like it. I’m able to do more of what I want to work on. We have several new white belts, so I’m going to have to start planning 2 small lessons. I know it’s always good to work on basics, but the vets need new things to try/learn as well. It’s just another challenge. 🙂 I think there’s an art to teaching. I seem to be good at it. Probably because of my experience teaching skiing and Muay Thai.
If you haven’t seen this yet, give it a watch. It gives some interesting insight as to why Keenan is such a good competitor. Great work Stuart Cooper Films!
Well I guess it’s a new year. I’m hoping it will be a good one. It’s starting out blah. I feel absolutely horrible both physically and mentally. I can’t stand being in my own fat ass body. Ughhh. So weak willed. I’ve been working out really hard lately but that makes little difference when you constantly shovel food in to your mouth.
I haven’t done much BJJ in the last 2 weeks. There just really hasn’t been much around with the Christmas holidays. I went to one open mat on Dec 28th. That was a pretty good time. It was a small group. Nevertheless I got in some quality rolls.
(I’m front row left in the grey gi)
On January 11 I head out to Whistler for a week of skiing. They’ve been getting hammered with snow this winter, so the skiing should be fabulous. My head and inner self are making it hard for me to look forward to the trip. I don’t really want to be around the men I’ll be on the trip with. Honestly, I just want to be alone… I’m sure I’ll have a good time once I get out there.
As the title suggests, I made it to two BJJ classes this week. Last night I tested the hip/groin out by rolling a little harder. To this point, I’d been going very, very light. I’m happy to say that it held up with less pain. I’m still going to physio and I do still have pain, so I’m still being cautious. However, it’s nice to see that faint light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂
I need to stop being a pussy and go! Worst case scenario, I spend the evenings by myself listening to music or reading. It’s probably going to happen that way only because I dislike most people. Happy training y’all. 🙂