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Creation Date: 07-31-2016 12:22 AM
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My practice and gambling thoughts laid out before you in no logical way
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In General Injury frustration comes good Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 08-21-2019 12:29 AM
So more rambling nonsense thoughts.

I started this blog with the intention of filling it and look where that got me. Not very far.

So I recently had a very minor injury of a torn ligament at the end of one of my fingers, no big deal rest it up and it will be fine. Oh no splint for 4 weeks to keep it straight and then no contact sports for 2 more weeks or it might end up in the splint again or bent for life. My job is in healthcare of eyes so I have to be pretty dexterous and can't afford to lose that.

So here we are 4 weeks of hell is over and the splint is off and I can finally do things again! But not aikido. It is driving me some what insane. I am practising weapons at home and trying foot work drills and some Qi gong but it's not the same as being on the mats. I have missed our weekly summer school of training. Felt very frustrated and angry at the unfairness of it all.

It is however what it is and once I have come through it with the help and support of my aikido family I have come to realise that there can be more to training than the physical act of training and as such I have tried to begin the journey of mental and spiritual training with aikido. I began reading more, listening to more podcasts and generally reflecting more on my thoughts and attitude to aikido, those I train with and myself. I ha e no real firm thoughts or conclusions yet and doubt I ever will as things are always in flux, but I will try to broaden how and what I study, and try to record here thoughts as they occur to me.

If you happen to have read this, firstly sorry for wasting your time. Secondly happy training.
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