I think I managed to behave like a sane person for most of Thanksgiving, and didn’t even feel full until halfway through dessert. But then it felt like someone dropped a semi-trailer in my belly. Doh. I invited Aubrey to Thanksgiving with my family because she couldn’t go home this week and her other friends were unsure when/if they would have their dinner.
My family does not partake of the Black Friday madness, so I spent yesterday writing, playing video games, and visiting with my best friend & her husband.
Pre-class food and drink:
- 2 slices bacon
- 3 eggs
- 1 oz (?) goat cheese with dried cranberries
- coffee with heavy cream
- Sluggish and little energy, but I think Thanksgiving is still lingering.
Quite a good number of folks on the mat today. Mostly not college students though, and even those two — Aubrey and Guillaume — are grad students and live too far away to have made going home for one week convenient. (Aubrey is from western Michigan. Guillaume’s parents live in France [though he’s originally from Ivory Coast, and he protests if you call him French].) Ray’s brother-in-law stopped in, and I think I heard Ray mention that he was a wrestler in college.
Started out working with Aubrey. She was up for rolling some to warm up. Then we stopped to drill things that she had questions about — passing butterfly guard, passing half guard, armbars from mount, etc. Did that for a long time, then sat and watched some of the guys roll a bit.
Andrew waved me over later, and we had a fairly intense roll. Then I later pounced on Guillaume and rolled for a few minutes.
Word Count: 42,600 / 50,000
I was about 3,300 words behind by yesterday, but by last night I was about 1,000 words ahead. (So only 600 words off of today’s goal.) I did three hour-long bursts yesterday, aiming for 1,000 words each, and ended up with ~4,300 words total. I’m going to try that strategy again today and tomorrow and see where it gets me.
I am aiming to end up with over 50,000 before I get this current storyline to its ending. I need to actually check on how many words were part of my initial fumbling around before I latched on to this one, and I want to try to get 50,000 words on this one story alone.