11.11.2007

QQS 2-5pm

so QQS was fun. I came home feeling pretty good about things. Sore and exhausted, but good. The run went fine. We had to run for 1/2 hour on the bike path across from the dojo. I almost did 3 miles. Its weird how even if you haven't run for almost a year, your body doesn't forget how to do it. Not like I had forgotten how to actually run, but the pace and the breathing just fell into place. I also know enough about myself to know that I have to stretch my calves out for a good 15 minutes before running. If not, shin splints will ruin it for me. I have to stretch my calves until I can't feel them stretching anymore. Its the only way. So after the run, we went back in the dojo and changed up for sparring. Sparring was great. We all line up in 2 rows facing our partner, then spar for a while, then stop, bow, shake, and rotate to the right. I was paired up with people who I knew wouldn't go to rough, including many little jr blackbelts. Now some of them are half my size. Some have super control and are excellent at sparring. Some of them were trying to be extra tough and going full force. And some of the newer bb's were OUT OF CONTROL. There was this one kid next to me. The one kid who wore his blue gi top when we're all supposed to wear white. He had something to prove, I think. He was all over the place, even punching a couple teen Nidans in the face. (they had EXCEPTIONAL self control and just let it roll off their backs) But the weird thing was, that this little guy was on the verge of tears the whole time.
So after sparring we did kata for the rest of the time. It was excellent. AND B (who got his black belt with me) and I had some time to learn Gojushiho. Cool!

6 comments:

supergroup7 said...

I'm glad that you were able to train through this event so well in spite of your concerns about your level of fitness. Great news.

Potatoe Fist said...

I think I remember someone mentioning that fitness is like riding a bike - even when you know you are out of shape your body remembers what to do; keeping heart rate down and such. Maybe with you?

frotoe said...

p-fist-I think you're right on the money. Thats exactly what it felt like.

Silverstar said...

Glad you enjoyed your class.
Sparring if always a surprise, with some people keeping their control, while others forget where they are and become far too competitive.

Silverstar said...

Glad you enjoyed your class.
Sparring if always a surprise, with some people keeping their control, while others forget where they are and become far too competitive.

[Mat] said...

Self-love and self-control are a pair.

Without one, you don't have the other.

Cheers!