Taekwondo classes start back up tonight after a two week break. First session as a yellow belt, and the double grading means there’s a lot to learn!
Also, flexibility. Turns out that at 32 years of age I basically have none. I need to set myself a goal, something tangible. How about…photographic evidence of me doing the splits in, say, 5 weeks?!
Yeah, let’s do it 🙂
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-tzu Three months into my Taekwondo training and I feel like I’m standing at the foot of a mountain. It’s equally daunting and exhilarating – I haven’t really gone anywhere yet, but I’m… Read More
My new inspirational phone background is the man himself –
Four sessions in and I manage to break my big toe! Wonderful. I’ll refrain from posting a photo – it’s not pretty 😉 It was another hard session – an intense fitness warm up with shuttle runs, push ups and sit ups, followed by an… Read More
Wowzers – so apparently last week’s intro sessions were light and breezy. On Monday night we got hit hard, and it took me right back to what I remembered as a Karate-going kid. Relentless stances, up, down, up, down…my knees are getting too old for… Read More
I’ve lost track of the ‘health phases’ I’ve gone through since being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2010. I’ve tried to feel better by running, or playing different sports, or changing diets (I’ve had a couple of good shots at the SCD…). The problem… Read More
Saw this article this morning with the headline ‘Get fit in 3 minutes a week’. Seriously? I really hate seeing this kind of thing being promoted, and will actually go as far to say that it’s irresponsible of these news networks to run this kind… Read More