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Too early once again

on March 12, 2012

Ugh, time change. Especially springing forward. Gets me every time. My brain had finally figured out what time it was based on the sun, and now it’s all been reset. Bah.

And I’ve been avoiding morning classes for a few weeks now. Just feel like I need some more sleep and some less beating up of self. There just aren’t enough hours in the day… But Aubrey texted me last night and asked me to come this morning, so as any friend would, I dragged myself up and out this morning.

Ray and Andrew were already on the mat when I got there. Aubrey came in soon after me, so we warmed up while Andrew continued working with Ray, then the two of us rolled for a good while. A new guy, a friend of Aubrey’s, came in while we were rolling.

Drilling: pinch pass. Then Andrew wanted to have some fun, so we drilled the flyover pass.

Yeah, so I suck at shoulder stands and handstands — I have this irrational fear that I’m going to fall on my neck and get hurt. So I have to fight through that first before I can get moving…

One more quick roll, with Aubrey again, while Andrew rolled with the new guy.

I have a feeling that this is going to be a long, brain-fog-filled day…

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4 responses to “Too early once again

  1. clinzy says:

    Practice headstands on the mat, along with rolling out if you fall. When you’re learning to do handstands in CrossFit, this is where you start. You can start with the tripod (knees on your elbows), and then do a forward roll, just like BJJ, and then work up to a total headstand, with the roll. I can probably find video of Jason doing this, if you want to see it.

    • leslie says:

      It’s funny, Google Reader has presented me with several links and videos to handstands today. It’s like it knew! More videos are good, though.

      We have some MMA ground ‘n’ pound bags, too, and Justin was actually doing shoulder stands on Saturday morning.

  2. Aubrey says:

    Thank you for coming today. You are such a great friend! 😀

    The flyover pass is awesome! You were doing them pretty well when demonstrating with Andrew. I think you’ll get it, we can drill it more another morning. I need more practice too. I don’t trust myself with them yet.

    Seems like you keep pretty good record of classes here. Can’t wait to go back and read more of your posts.

    • leslie says:

      Heh, writing things down is the only way I’ll remember what happened and how to make it happen again 😉

      I started keeping notes when I started BJJ, so there’s nearly 4 years of posts now… 😮

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