November 04, 2009
Today I feel happy that I finally made it back to my Dojo! Iâ€™d forgotten how many HOURS and HOURS of sweat Iâ€™d logged on that floor! Since my trip to AC, Iâ€™ve been thinking about how I want to rebalance my life, now that poker gets a bigger part of it, to be more content and at peace. Iâ€™ve decided, that while some things may have to go, physical exercise, isnâ€™t going to be one of them! [ On a side note, one of the observations I made in Atlantic City, about live poker, is that I think you would HAVE to workout while playing it, or the lifestyle would catch up with you. Not to mention, to stay sane! ] My injury seems alot better now, though still not quite right. I canâ€™t kick like I used to yet â€“ but Iâ€™m not in any real pain while training now either, so this is a :)!
So, tonight I signed up again for 3 months of Karate, and 3 months of Kobudo (weapons). The real trick is going to be making it stick, and finding some routine that works for me now. Itâ€™s always harder to go back I think, once youâ€™ve been out for a while. Everything is going to be rusty for a bit, which is frustrating. Amazing how your muscle memory works though! I was able to follow along fairly easily, in katas I didnâ€™t *think I remembered.
Hopefully, announcing my intent here, will help me get back on track with all this!