Happy Thursday everyone! Just one more day until Friday and then the weekend will be upon us. Can’t wait!
So, I ended up missing my workout yesterday. Work stuff unfortunately got in the way of letting me get out of the office for an hour. I wasn’t 100% disappointed because my legs felt dead tired yesterday and I’m not quite sure why. Not sore or injured. Just tired. On Monday, I did a heavy leg and cardio workout with my personal trainer followed by sparring in the evening so I’m sure that contributed. But after a relatively light workout on Tuesday I was surprised to still be feeling fatigue on Wednesday.
Either way, I’m feeling pretty good today. I’m a little nervous about how my knee will feel but it’s usually only affected by running. We won’t be doing a lot of that today so I think we’ll be OK. Mondays tend to be more cardio and lower body while Thursdays are more upper body.
Speaking of upper body, I was posing in the mirror without my shirt on the other day (which I do more often than I’d probably care to admit). I tightened up the midsection and I noticed what looked like it could be an abdominal muscle trying to break through. Really cool! Some people can brag about their six packs. I’ll be rocking the one pack!
I mentioned earlier sparring at karate on Monday night. It’s usually one of the more physically demanding classes of the week with a normal mixture of students so imagine what I thought I was in for when the class for that evening was me and nothing but black belts. What appeared at first like a good cardio class suddenly looked like it might be a fight for survival. And these are good sparrers too – guys who can drop a foot on top of your head at a moment’s notice (which I, for the record, can’t do and probably won’t ever be able to….God just didn’t bless me with that kind of flexibility).
It turned out to be a really great class because I think I realized quickly this is how I was going to become better. By facing people who are better than me. Yes, facing people at my belt rank or below tends to make for a slower pace and a greater chance of victory but sparring black belts was how I was going to achieve personal growth. And I actually did fairly well and was able to hold my own………after getting a foot or two dropped on my head. Looking forward to doing it again!
Have a great day all!
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