Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate
Another week is gone. Chirstmas has come and gone. The new year is close behind. This next year proves to be a good one. So far I'm keeping apace with my running, pushups, crunches, squats, kata and kindness.
This new year should prove to be one of the greatest challenges of my life. I
am changing schools, starting at a real university (Finally!) and am continuing
to train apace with my runnning and workout. Though this challenge will be
great, I'm glad…
I had planned on posting this on Friday, and then Christmas happened.
Successes the previous week included persisting with the routine during the darkest days of the year, and overcoming some deficits after a very social day with dinner guests. Adjustments to basics made during class have been incorporated to practice at home, and I feel my balance improving with the kicks that require it most.
I've been able to redirect, at least a little bit, the weasel mind, who likes…
Days away from the first month. Doesn't feel like it's been that long. Things are starting to feel like part of a routine, and don't feel so much like I have to make time for it. I think that's my biggest accomplishment so far.
Now, I'm feeling like listing, I'm a lister:
I'm trying to get a team together for The Relay.
Date: April 3oth - May 1st
Registration Deadline: March 1st
NOT competitive, just for FUN!
Here are the options:
Run: 199 mile relay from Calistoga to Santa Cruz. 12 team members, each person runs 3 legs that are from 3 - 9 miles with about 50 miles between each leg. The registration fee is $80 per…Continue
Definitely getting stronger. I say that for two reasons: My push-ups are getting easier, and, more importantly, 150 push-ups a day doesn't feel as scary. Still scary, just not as scary.
I had some rough days this week. Fighting off a cold by leaving work early for a nap so I'd have the energy for karate class :) I noticed though, that even if I felt a bit blah on my way to calss, I felt completely reenergized by the end of…Continue
I've contacted Brie's Father to see if there is anything that we can do to help. In the mean time, here's the alert.
This week's overarching theme is overcoming resistance from my lizard brain, which doesn't like to be uncomfortable, and taking the long view. It was hard to get up a few days this week--my body definitely wants to hibernate for the winter. But, I'm enough of a data geek for the spreadsheet tracking to motivate me. I have to keep filling in those cells! The wake-up calls--crickets from my phone so as not to wake up David--has been effective most days.
There are some areas I need to…
This is what I have done
So far so good. I'm keeping up with my lunch time workouts and I continue to be "motivated" (read taunted or teased) by my cell mates at work. The white board in my cubicle is a special little alert to my neighbor who apparently doesn't like odd numbers. Every now and then I have to do 10 push-ups or sit-ups just to make the white board full of even numbers. Ha.
I think I've started up a little running group at work, too. Have 4 or 5 people a day…Continue
End of week 2, first full week. Well it hasn’t been so bad. I think it’s going rather well actually. So far I’ve kept up with the push-ups, crunches, squats and miles. I’m a little behind on my kata, but only by a pinch. I expect to be caught up this week. Finals are over. That was the hardest part of maintaining the schedule last week, trying to squeeze in running and exercise while also keeping up with my studying. It’s amazing to know that I’m actually keeping with the program. This is…Continue
Lisa Spagnolo's journal mirrors my own thoughts. It was aptly titled "Repetition and the New Normal." My own life is restructuring. There is a new 'normal.' Its not just the UBBT requirements.
Financial ventures are new and more satisfying than before. I've wanted to nanny for a long time. Two families have recently presented the opportunity. Its developing deeper patience, greater understanding, inspiring laughter and meeting the bills. What could be…Continue
Over the course of my working life as a manager, I have occasionally heard the question "when are we getting back to normal?" The answer is usually "this is the new normal." Time passes, and whatever change that was met with resistance is often incorporated into routine--until the next changes come, and they come fast these days.
It goes without saying that I'm applying the "new normal" to the first couple weeks…
ContinueWhy do we breathe in through the…
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