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Showing posts from January, 2014


Last night we were working on a move called Halfsie, which is like a pullover,but only with one leg. You wind up hanging upside down with one leg hanging onto the hoop. It's pretty uncomfortable -- so much so that I could only do it on one side (the right leg over).

Which led to a funny conversation. Do I have higher pain tolerance on one side than the other?

Last Friday we were sparring at karate, and it went on for quite a while. The longer you spar without a rest, the worse your control gets, so I was blocking badly and wound up covered in bruises. I went home and iced my left forearm and my left foot, and then it was bedtime and stripping down, I noticed that my right arm was also swollen. I hadn't even noticed!

Maybe it's because, being a lefty, I use my left arm more?

But I also tend to fight in right stance if given an option, which might be protecting my left side more. Weird.

Trying to add a picture. It will work better later.

Carmel apple smoothie

2 cups milk
3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
2 red delicious apples, cored and quartered
1/4 cup caramel sauce
1/4 cup peanuts
1 banana

Blend for 30 seconds, minimum.

Serves 3.

Constant readers will notice a theme with all my smoothies...

We learned a new acro trick this week: Front roll headspring! The videos seem to be mostly martial artists, which seems funny, though coach Dan did say it's an old trick, and the younger coaches wouldn't even know it. He puts a bit of effort into finding new, interesting things for us recreational people to do.