Thursday, October 26, 2006


[Hello Blog-readers--I was unable to post last night--couldn't even get on Blogger or Blogspot. So I wrote my entry on Word and am posting it now! Ah, technology!]

It’s hard for me to believe that I contracted that cold over 10 days ago, and I am still feeling the effects when I go to the dojang. I don’t have my usual level of energy for TKD. I just feel kind of . . . .well, limp.

I got to class early to practice forms with Brian, and it took me a good long time just to get warmed up. And by halfway through the class—when we were doing sparring—my moves were sloppy and slow, as if the cells in my body just weren't cooperating. I was just plain tired.

I'm never sure, on days like these, whether I'm actually still sick and need more rest, or on the other hand, if I need to increase my exercise so I can get through tough classes.

At any rate, I certainly am reminded of how much I take my (usual) good health for granted, to the point that I get annoyed and frustrated when I’m not well. There are plenty of people out there, that crazy chick for example, who blogs about having to deal with health limitations while they do martial arts. And people for whom health limitations limit their everyday life, like my parents.

Maybe rather than getting frustrated when I feel weak, I should take it as a sign that I need to appreciate health a bit more. And that I need to take it easy on myself a bit. I suppose I should show courtesy to my own body and perseverence, knowing that I just need to stick it out and I’ll get back to normal soon.

Easy to say . . .

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