We finished the release at work, and then I immediately got sick. So still not back to training like I want.
Tim’s birthday is this month. Some of the students decided to have a “Surprise Reunion Open Mat.” They invited former students and made sure to tell everyone still around. So this morning when Tim walked in for Open Mat, there were about 40 people on the mat, dressed in gis and lined up by rank. That was awesome.
And then, of course, we got to have a real open mat with all these guys, so I got to roll with both Buddys and Brian and Ez. (Was that all I rolled with? It might have been — I don’t have much gas at the moment.)
And towards the end of the open mat, Tim had a few presents of his own to hand out — 3 new blue belts in the house.