The Littlest Brown-and-Black Belt Works Her Butt Off (perhaps literally)
I got no exercise while I was at TIP — which was okay in some respects, because right before I left for that I got a plasma injection to deal with a tendon problem in my hip, and was supposed to be taking it easy for a month or so after that. But it meant that by the time I came back, I was very grumpy about lack of exercise, and determined to fix that.
My schedule for the last couple of weeks:
- Mon. 7/8 — two hours of karate and kobudo
- Wed. 7/10 — two hours of karate and kobudo
- Thu. 7/11 — one hour of karate
- Fri. 7/12 — swimming (250 breast-stroke, 250 freestyle, 25 fly)
- Sat. 7/13 — half hour of stationary bike
- Mon. 7/15 — two hours of karate and kobudo
- Wed. 7/17 — two hours of karate and kobudo
- Thu. 7/18 — one hour of karate
- Fri. 7/19 — swimming (250 breast-stroke, 250 freestyle, 25 fly)
- Sat. 7/20 — no exercise per se, but several hours of walking around museums etc
- Mon. 7/22 — two hours of karate and kobudo
- Tue. 7/23 — one hour personal training (upper body strength)
- Wed. 7/24 — two hours of karate and kobudo
- Today — another hour of personal training
I won’t keep this up forever, of course. The Thursday karate classes are a summer-schedule thing, so those will end mid-August, when I leave for a trip. I won’t always make it to both kobudo and karate on both Monday and Wednesday, though I’m trying to get back into doing that more reliably. Swimming is something I’ve been wanting to start up with for a while; we joined a gym at the beginning of this month, and it’s a five-minute walk from our house, so the activation energy for that is about as low as it gets. And kniedzw and I are trying to institute a habit of going to the gym on Saturdays.
Regardless, it feels good, and I’ll try to make it last.