Sunday, June 03, 2012

Day 147: ... And My Red Belt Test

The Before Picture

After the first set of burpees.  I look scary, but hey, it's a belt test.

Judo fits.  Lots of them.

Preparing for random grabs

Sparring Middle

... one of my...

... favorite things. :-)

Forms, forms and forms.
Sparring multiple black belts

The After Picture, 2+ hours later. Wiped. Out.

My Mama Tribe

The Group Shot

The guru - my mentor and friend who worked so hard to prepare me for this test.


Middle's thinking, "I could totally put him on the floor right now, but I won't."

Awww, me with the Boyz.

Middle and his bffl

We started at the same time 3 years ago. Somehow he's wearing black...

My adopted son and testing buddy
Our traditional picture

With Teen Ninja Girl.

So proud of this kid.  Proud of myself as well.  It was a tough morning for both of us.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Day 145: Big Day Tomorrow

Well, we've done what we were able to do and prepared to the best of our ability.

Middle took the Cram Session / Mock Test class tonight and I opted to spend the 90 minutes sparring with Teen Ninja Girl and the guru.  Got some quality instruction in the area where I needed the most help.

Tomorrow, we're arriving at 7:30 a.m.  Middle's test starts at 8.  Mine will start between 10 and 10:30 - immediately following his.  I don't know how I'm going to warm up and stretch, but I'm sure it will be okay.

Going to relax and get some good sleep tonight.  Hope Middle does the same.

This is something he's been working toward, day in and day out, for almost 5 years.  I couldn't be more thrilled for him.

Or more proud.