My lethargy is still with me, but I’m not going down without a fight! For this past few weeks I’ve felt really drained and tired, and at first I thought it was just down to a cold I caught, but I’m more and more convinced now that it’s just the changing seasons and waking up in the dark again. There seems to be about 3 weeks a year where the light is at the perfect level in the mornings, normally it’s either so bright at about 6am that I wake up, or conversely as it is now, where I wake up in the dark and almost refuse to stay awake.
Last night was my first session in nearly a whole week, and I was feeling really sluggish going into it. We started with a lot of kickshield work, hitting them over and over with full power using a variety of different techniques. I’m not sure if it was just the amount of energy I was expending, or the tail-end of being ill and lethargic, but by the end of it I could barely lift my legs – and we still had half a lesson to go! The rest went well though, and I was pleased to get through the whole session and not sit out (which at one point was all I wanted to do). AND my Dwi Chagi (back kick) came out the best I’ve managed just about ever I think, it felt a ton better than usual.
I’m quite gutted to have missed the UK TSD championships this past weekend in Essex, but it couldn’t be helped. One thing’s for sure, I’m not missing the Europeans! Especially if there’s a long weekend of
boozing competition abroad on the cards.
I’m starting to feel the festive season already, it’s encroaching on my consciousness with gay abandon and I think is going to grip me tight this year. That whole sentence reads back as being very ‘love in a Turkish prison’, perhaps I should quit trying to write more flowery on a Monday morning. Back on track though, and I’m really looking forward to Christmas already. Having the newly decorated and furnished living room is going to make such a difference, and we’re looking at the possibility of trying to get to the Christmas markets on the continent again – maybe we’ll even get there this time . It’s also going to be Murf’s first Christmas, and he’s going to be one spoiled puppy! I’m also all for having matching tasteless Christmas jumpers with him I guess I should really start trying to save some money….