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Subject:Getting back at it
Time:01:56 am
Current Mood:excitedexcited
Tuesday night was amazing, I rejoined ITF Taekwon-Do at Horanji Taekwon-Do it's moved to a bigger Dojang then when I last trained, it's really nice, there's a wall between the training area and where the parents sit so less distractions, the ceiling is way higher so they can set up specialty breaking stands, and extra changing rooms.
I'm a green belt, and I've been off for about a year and a half and haven't really done much but gain 20 pounds and not cared too much about my fitness, like I play sports with friends and I'm a pretty hyper guy all around, but that first day back is always brutal, I kept up with everyone else in the warm up, doing laps (25) push-ups (50) sit-ups (50) jumping jacks (50). definitely lost flexibility in warm-up stretches. the rest of class was taken up by practicing patterns I mostly remembered Chun-ji, Dan-Gun, Do-San, but I completely forgot Won-Hyo was even one of my patterns, after being shown it a couple times my body remembered it. Though of course it was sloppy but still good for being away so long.
I made the mistake of eating a big supper, so after class feeling exhausted, I almost threw up and I barely got any sleep.
Man it feels good to be back though, it kind of sucks my one class mate that was the same level as me when I was there has his blue belt with a red stripe, but it just makes me wanna work harder then ever to catch up with him. He was/is one of the toughest guys in our Dojang so I always liked being the same level as him, and sparring with him. I can't wait until class on friday, to see how bad I am at sparring now, hopefully it'll only take a few classes to get back to where I was.
Well all my muscles hurt, and I'm still really tired so I'll sign off.
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draconia_99
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Time:2010-05-13 08:27 am (UTC)
Returning back may hurt a bit, but it's an awesome experience. I'm trying to keep myself fit while out of my country, but I had to interrupt my preparations for Degree exams ... I know it's going to be hard (I have the same impression as you in that flexibility is the hardest to maintain), but I can't wait.
And no, I am not even thinking about how I am going to get beaten up in sparring after a two-year long break.
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contentwithit
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Time:2010-05-14 01:33 am (UTC)
I can't wait to be back in the shape I was in before i quit. I'm really excited to see how long it takes to be back.
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