Post Vacation Shake Down
I went down to Central America to visit my wife for a couple of weeks and had a great time, but as it relates to my practice I was pretty bad. Our schedule is usually very compressed so there is little time or space to practice kata or technique. However, during long rides I was able to start the mental work on my Black Belt test kata. I’ve got the first eight moves nailed down and after last night I’m ready move to the next four or five.
Upon return to the States I ran into a rather frustrating phenomena – persistent diarrhea. It was if as soon as I had water in Northern America my body went into total shock. I’ve been home almost a week now and I’ve been barely able to get through a work day and I definitely haven’t been to the gym. After a four days of meds I thought I could do class last night, but I was dragging hard. One of Teacher’s favorite questions is, “are you alright?” when I’m panting. Last night the answer was, “no”.
Each day I’ve been incrementally better, but today seems to the closest to a low level of regular health. This weekend I’ll construct the next four moves or more. And then try to get a bit of cardio in. Boy do I look skinny.