All right, I know I’ve taken a long break after my race last Friday. It left me surprisingly sore (although I admit that’s not real the reason I took a break). It was mostly my feet– all weekend my feet were tired. But I feel better now.
Anyway, today I went to the gym to take a class– a self-defense class, taught by an ex-Special Forces fitness instructor. It was interesting, and although it was pretty contrived I learned a couple things. (Mostly I learned that people playing the ‘attacker’ in self-defense classes wind up thrown to the ground, over and over.) My partner was a very tiny woman and I kept feeling like I was being too rough on her (though I really tried not to be) but she was a good sport. We may both have bruised forearms tomorrow.
Maybe someday I’ll get around to trying out a martial art– it’s something I’ve always been interested in. My partner spent years studying Wushu, and he’s never been able to find the time to get back into classes. As for me, I really have no idea what I might enjoy most– I’ve eyed more formal styles like Kendo but something practical would probably be best?
Of course, this probably goes against the advice of my eye doctor, who says that I should avoid any activity in which I may be hit in the face or eyes…