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Tiredness creeps over me. Today was a hard day, emotionally and physically. I was and still am fighting the drowsy effects of my painkillers, the pain in my joints going beyond the norm. Despite being tired, I pulled though and focused on sharpening my senses. We reviewed some of the techniques that we have worked on the two months. I was surprised how much I had forgotten. I felt at times like I was holding my training partners back, as I got confused and frightened. There was a particular technique with a punch to the face…
I tried.. I really did. My control slipped away, as I back peddled each time the strike came towards me. Tonight has brought back a lot of memories-- good and bad. During Irimi-nage I was fighting to stay calm, as once again there was contact with the side of my face and neck. In a measure of steps I feel that I've gone back more then I gained tonight. If I'm feeling better tomarrow I'll go to the Tuesday senior class and work with bokken and jo.
For now I have to listen to my body and relax. Sleep, after all, is a very good thing. Being a college student I sometimes forget to do this…