BJJ Grrl

"Be gentle, kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically." ~Sensei Keiko Fukuda

Vitamin I

on October 28, 2011

…as in “ibuprofen.” He and I are becoming buds this week.

Thankfully, my ribs were only bruised or annoyed or something. By last night (especially after I let them sit most of the night), they had almost entirely forgotten their trauma, and I could sleep without wedging pillows everywhere to keep myself from rolling and startling awake at the pain. (It happened. Once. Wednesday night. Steps were taken…) Though work was fun, as I was still wincing and grunting every time I had to stand or sit or shift or anything, and everyone at work gets their kicks at laughing at me.

Still, lots of joints that are cranky and creaky or otherwise non-cooperative. Meh.

BJJ, morning class

Class this morning. I threw a temper tantrum at myself — I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna… — but it didn’t work well: the auto-pilot got me to class anyway.

Really short warmup (mostly me and Ray jogging around while the other two hurried to get dressed). Then to drilling. Reviewing the elevator sweep first. I worked with the new guy. Then a Plan B-esque sweep for the elevator.

Drilled for a good while. Then a few rolls. New guy, Arkeif, and Ray. Started out slowly with the new guy (though still attacked some), and then that mindset transferred to the other two. Seems I can flip the switch to either side — slow/steady/flowing or pushing/intense — for a whole class, but not back and forth during a class. Oh well: at least I have found that intense side and can get it going sometimes. It’s a start.

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