Any Way

How to you train through the  holidays? Any way. You. Can. 😉 When your body wants to fall apart? Same.


The good: foot is better. The bad: back is taking a turn now. Missed Monday’s workout because of it. Ran Tues anyway. Ran stairs and did strength training at the gym Wednesday. Pic is from the top of garagezilla downtown. We even got a smidge of snow.

Any. Way.

When I couldn’t DO… I listened. Paul Wilson of Karate Cafe interviewed Iain Abernethy. My takeaway: he’s a real guy who is really passionate about martial arts.

Now… off to the gym to run… 3min jog / 2 min walk x 10. Also gonna work on kata between loads of dishes and cleaning. Want to go back to this week’s Practical Karate Weekly to read/listen to more.

One step. Any. Way. Just. Keep. Moving.

Still. Not still.

IMG_1553Still training. Not sitting still. Last week went really well with aerobic and strength training. Now that the big portrait commission is done (whew!) I can refocus on training for the test in April.

Sun, Tues & Thurs last week I ran at the gym. About an hour each time but alternating jog & walk according to the 10k training app. I’m to the half-n-half point and starting to feel it in my lungs. Mon, Wed & Fri at the gym again but doing strength training.

Mon was the only karate class I made it to. We worked on cat stances and “little” things that make you hugely sore the next day. Chose to go to the gym on Tues. Felt like I wasn’t going to be able leave my crappy mood outside the dojo so I ran it out on the indoor track. I know I can’t do that often but it sure did help.

No aha! moments to report. Am feeling a growing sense of anxiety as the test date gets closer. Only remedy I know of is… more training. 😉