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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #217 New 11-02-2006 11:26 AM

Well, Happy Halloween to me. I can't tell you how much this sucks. After spending a nauseous, dizzy afternoon at work doing barely anything to provoke it, I'm here "on the bag" again, wishing that movement (or even just sitting here) wouldn't make me feel sick.

I'm watching everyone go through the ukemi drills, missing it badly --- I'm also trying very hard to hide a smile at seeing folks try desparately to keep up with Jeremy's "faster" paced set that I know doesn't challenge him (baby steps for beginners and all) and realize that I miss the *really* fast ukemi we've done before; where there's hardly a moment's pause in between rolls, if any.

Of course, this also leaves the Suwari Waza demo ukemi to poor Garry again, due to Jeremy's bad knee and my shaken noggin'...that is, until it comes to the shoulder osae --- at which point, Jeremy must step in). I can't help but chuckle a little about it. I swear, between the three of us, we might actually make one complete and uninjured person to take ukemi right now. And we shall name him...FrankenUke.

It's a shame that even laughing to myself here makes me want to puke. I've been taking it (well, comparatively) easy since a brief, yet triumphant return (well, it was for me) to the mats on Thursday upon my (very welcome, yet short-lived) discovery that I wasn't feeling any of the post-concussive symptoms. They were doing a very slow 13-step jo kata after all, and I figured, what's the harm? You should have seen how absolutely full of joy I felt during the one-on-one jiyuwaza portion of the night --- doing technique again felt so darn good.

Well, I spoke too soon. I must have pushed it far too much over the next few days (especially in the area of ukemi), because I feel like absolute crap now. I can't wait to stop feeling sorry for myself and start training at 100% again. Unfortunately, it looks like "100%" will only be coming back in minute increments at this rate. And with only a little over a week to the seminar, I feel at more than a bit of a loss. Sucks to be me.
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#2 11-06-2006 09:27 AM
jducusin Says:
Hey, whatchu got to complain about? When life hands you a bruised rib, make spareribs. ^_^
#1 11-03-2006 04:00 PM
yeah me too....

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