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Creation Date: 09-20-2004 04:38 PM
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In General The emptiness Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #54 New 11-27-2005 12:16 PM
Today all of my students were scheduled, and all of them did not show up.

Baylen called me last night and told me that he could not make it. He said he was scheduled for work.

Kyle said that he wasn't sure if his father would let him.

Ryan asked me if there was enough room for four people.

So I wake up at my normal hour and I start cleaning the kitchen. When I am done I look at the time and it is 15 minutes past when people should have arrived. I waited for a tiny bit longer and then I decided to work out on my own.

I worked out in the garage for a very short moment and I worked out chest, biscepts, and stomach.
I did the following sets:
Incline Bench - 165 lbs - 3 sets of 8
Regular Bench - 165 lbs - 3 sets of 8
Decline Bench - 165 lbs - 3 sets of 8
Straight Bar Curl - 95 lbs - 5 sets of 8
Dumbell Curl - 25 lbs - 5 sets of 25
25 Regular sit ups
25 Rocky Sit ups
3 sets of 10 (4 count) Flutter Kicks
50 reps of the wheel

Now usually I would run 2 1/2 miles as well, however, I have to work. This is my normal routine when I do not have students. When I do have students I try to accomplish both, but sometimes fail.

Even though I worked out I still felt an emptiness. I do not feel the same when I do not train. Without one day of training I will survive and get over it, but I hate it. I feel like too much time is wasted when doing nothing and watching TV or just vegging out.

I have a BJJ tournament on the 10th of December so I need to get as much stamina training as I can. This is my first tourny and I am very, very nervous. I have been training for years and only competed against people I know. I have usually been the best out of the groups I train with, but this is different. I am going to compete against people that could be great. I am going to compete against people that have competed before. It gives me butterflies just thinking about it.

I have been in fight after fight, altercation after altercation. These happened so fast, that this is different. I have time to think about it, I have time to get nervous. Now, competing with friends was a different story because I didnt care if I won or lost. It was all a learning experience. This time I care, I want to win.

I feel I have something to prove.

I will definately let you know how it goes. Hopefully the rules allow Aikido style series techniques. Its fun to get Yonkyo on people on the ground. They have no idea what you are doing, they only know it hurts and makes them move.

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