Friday, February 29, 2008

Aikido - Seminar, First Night

We started class by mixing it up running around and avoiding people to warm up. Aikitaiso followed and some rolling. I got dizzy and out of breath. I got up for one technique and sat out the rest of the evening. Drag! I watched the test at the end and I was impressed.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Aikido - Shodan and Seminar Prep

Still prepping M.R. for his shodan test on Saturday. After warming up, we worked on yokomenuchi iriminage variations. We ended with several rounds of randori (I got to do one and participate in one) and M.'s final pre-test.

Weight: 298

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Aikido - B.N. Birthday Rolls!

Oy! My first class this month and third in a month and a half! I'm back, though, and feeling good.

After stretching and warming up, Sensei worked on seventh kyu test requirements for several of our newer students and two guys from his school Aikido class. We also threw B.N. for his birthday rolls. I got dizzy and tired quite a few times but I felt positive all the way through. It was great!

This coming weekend we are hosting a seminar at Jiai Aikido. So it's going to be a busy week of Aikido after jumping back in.

Wt: 298

Doctor's Appointment

I had a doctor's appointment, today. It was the fastest I've ever been served - I never even sat down in the waiting room. My blood pressure was 113/78! My feet have stopped hurting from plantar fasciitis, too.

I've set up an appointment for a sigmoidoscopy on March 17. While I won't get the whole 17,000 foot experience, I hope it's good enough to get The Certificate.

Gym 2/26

A month and a half off!!!

StarTrac Elliptical: 20 minutes, cadence high >100 (different machine!), heart rate: 165+

Weight: 300