8.20.2006

Why? because its FUN!

We had such a fun time at the track yesterday. (yes, i'm being sarcastic) We had our usual 4 mile run -good news is that for 3 miles, I'm down to 28.50 minutes. Bad news is that i have 1 week to shave 4 minutes and 50 seconds off my time. (??)
After our run, we had endurance training (aka torture) 1st, commando crawls across the freshly cut grass of the football field (not the length, the width which is FAR ENOUGH) then coming back we had to do squat front kicks. THEN..we had to turn around again and duck walk across and FORWARD ROLL half the way back. Adults have NO BUSINESS doing forward rolls. Especially the ones who get motion sick just watching the washing machine on a spin cycle. The first roll i felt like I was gonna hurl. they only got worse after that. Of course, the secret to doing these is to dive roll with a few steps in between rolls. I think I did 5 or 6 total, although I was told my last one looked more like an eggroll-hahaha but was acceptable. We were all covered in grass by the time we were done. Then we had to do our 50 pushups and 100 crunches and go back to the dojo for an hour of focus kicking drills.
I have grass burns on my elbows and knees.

9 comments:

Becky said...

What happens if you don't make your time requirement? Do you not get your black belt? We don't have physical fitness requirements in our dojo. Sensei says we should do that on our own time, so class time can be devoted to learning karate. Good thing, too because I don't think I could run 3 miles. We didn't even have to run that far in the military.

Well, good luck. I'm pulling for you!

frotoe said...

From what i've been told (by some other adult black belts) as long as I've been making consistant progress and am trying my absolute best I will pass even if I don't make my time. Also- Renshi has seen my foot and knows the damage that was done to it and the fact that while I was off the foot for 13 weeks, the muscles in my right leg atrophied. So not only have I had to recover from this setback, but also push forward as far as my physical capabilities go. And all this running etc is in addition to my 2-3 regular classes and one class that I help teach each week. Needless to say, I have been living at the dojo this summer. Thankfully its only a couple blocks from my home. Thanks for all your support!

Just1Beth said...

I can not believe all that you have done. You are my hero. All covered in grass. As a matter of fact, you DO resemble an eggroll, now that you mention it....

frotoe said...

Beth-hahaha

blackbeltmama said...

My body doesn't work when it comes to forward rolls. . .you're completely right about adults having no business doing them.

Miss Chris said...

Sounds like an intense workout! How did you make it through all that? As far as forward rolls go, I opt out of those! You are right, adults have no business doing those. I get incredibly dizzy.

sheila said...

I have one thing to say:

G-g-g-g-g Ees ees ees!

(Didn't that wack-job make you roll down hills??)

frotoe said...

sheila- hahahah flash back to Ms Barber! aaaagggghhhh!

[Mat] said...

Big cheers from me!!!

I love rolls though. Practice them before each class. as long as the floor is giving a bit... :)

Do your best on the test. It's only a test after all.