Monday, November 21, 2011

Gotta Write

I have 1600 words to write for NaNoWriMo, it's 9:40, Savageman wants to watch a movie together, I just got home from the dojang and I'm beat. So let's make this quick, shall we?

I started running again last week. My calves are not as sore today - I guess they've resigned themselves to the fact that this is what we're doing and they seem to be going along with it. Bumped it up to 3 miles today. It's quite enjoyable when I have good music on that matches the cadence of my footfalls, so I'm using a good "running" playlist on the iPod. It feels more like dancing. And everything feels better barefoot than with shoes on, so I'm digging the daily run in the Vibrams.

Home, schoolwork, housework, lunch, schoolwork, housework, library. Dinner for everyone else, Kickboxing for me and Middle.

Tonight's menu:

3 minute warm-up shadowboxing
Pair up and grab a shield and two hand targets
(I paired up with my friend who recruited me for ToughMudder.)

Trade roundhouse kicks with hand targets - two minutes
Take turns doing front kicks while partner holds a shield - 45 seconds each
Back to roundhouse kicks
Front kicks again - 1 minute each
Roundhouse kicks
Front kicks - 1.25 minutes each
(20 crunches, 10 leg lifts, 2 burpees) x 5
Roundhouse kicks again
Take turns doing side kicks with shield - 45 secs
Roundhouse kicks
Side kicks - 1 min
Roundhouse kicks
Side kicks - 1.25 min
(40 crunches, 20 leg lifts, 4 burpees) x 5
Trade hook kicks / roundhouse kicks
Take turns doing spinning back kicks with shield 45 secs
Hook / roundhouse
Spinning back kicks - 1 min
Hook / roundhouse
Spinning back kicks - 1.25 min
(60 crunches, 40 leg lifts, 6 burpees) x 5

You get the idea... We finished with a cool down / stretch and then dashed off to change out of soaking wet clothes into our nice, fresh, clean gis.

In class, we bow in, then immediately we're in a horse stance doing a million single straight punches. Then 36 taekwondo actions in random order that we have to remember and execute properly. Then kata, followed by kata interspersed with 18 pushups (one after each move). Then a series of kicks, then pairing up for fighting techniques, followed by hapkido techniques. We ended class with several hundred crunches and about 50 pushups.

Changed out of soaking wet gis and back into our regular clothes.

Here's the kicker... I drank coffee. I ate a poached egg and some yogurt and granola for breakfast. A few bites of grilled salmon for lunch. A small amount of Caesar salad with a few bites of grilled chicken and maybe 5 olives for dinner. And a glass of red wine.

Tomorrow I will get on the scale and still be exactly the same weight.

I must have a really solid set point.

(Screw it. I'm hitting the secret stash of dark chocolate tonight.)

Time to write...



It's Not Like a Cat said...

Your class sounds like so much fun!! I wish I could go to it with you.

Your food, though...that's barely a MEAL, let alone three!!! Eat more.

Kath said...

Yeah, I'm wondering if maybe I just need to eat more instead of less.

Best thing about kickboxing class? You never know what you're going to get - it's different every time. And you can come with me! Next time you're in town, we need to make it a priority. That and whoopie pies.