Sunday, May 25, 2008

Swamped But Training

Work and home have remained busy, but I did get to three classes this past week (no classes over the Memorial Day weekend). This morning, I did a self-directed physical therapy session for my knee--push-ups (one hand on a ball for some extra work), sit-ups, then lunges with a resistance band, knee leg lifts, etc.

In class, I'm trying to concentrate on grappling, and core class for cardio and strength. While I really love sparring, I don't need that for my black belt, and it's where I re-injured my knee, so I'm taking my time about going back to it.

I put my gym membership on hold. I joined so I could get some cross training during working hours (allowing me more time at home with family), but with my new job I just can't get to the gym.

Hack Shaft is just about to return to his American Karate class after ACL surgery and rehab--we're all looking forward to his report of his return.

I spent a lot of time painting--nothing pink, only blue.

Later this week we're having a home alarm system involved. One of the things preoccupying me after our trip to Philadelphia is we did have a break-in by a confused and troubled person, so we're installing an alarm.

Happy Memorial Day, everybody.


Blackbeltmama said...

Sorry to hear about the break-in. That is really scary! I'm supposed to be allowed to return in about two weeks too, but I just don't think I feel ready yet. We shall see.

Good choice on the non-pink.

Michele said...

Congratulations on your new job! It does sound like you had a busy May.

When I was a teenager, my parents house was broken into. Nothing was taken but the house was ransacked. The police thought the intruder knew us. We never found out who but had our suspicions. It made us feel unsettled for a while. I think an alarm system would have made us feel better.

BobSpar said...

BBM, best of luck, you're probably far more ready physically than you realize!

Michele, thanks as always for your comments.