Friday, January 05, 2007


Okay, I'm not nearly as sore as I expected to be, since I had my first taekwondo class last night. I wasn't planning on having class last night, just the orientation, but the instructor pointed out that I might as well stay - it would give me an extra week in the program, rather than starting next week. (You only go to class once a week, but you can go on several nights.) I have a torn knuckle, bruises on my forearms, and very very sore arms, but it was great! We did some warmups and stretching, then drills in pairs (hence the reason I have bruises on my forearms - I was paired up with a black belt and had trouble gauging distance for her kicks with the pads), then form work, then some self defense moves, and a cool down/stretch. There are all levels in the class, from poor little me all the way up, and about the only time that we separated into levels was for the form work. Everyone was really great, though. I'm sure I didn't really help my partners learn or practice anything, but they helped me! One purple belt I worked with was really great about explaining things as we worked, and the instructors were also great. (The instructors are a husband and wife team - the wife is pregnant, so she isn't involved directly in the classes right now, but she did my orientation and taught me the first part of my form.) Everyone is Sir or Ma'am, no matter what age or level. It's kind of cool. And it's a hell of a workout, but I never felt out of breath, just really hot and sweaty and muscle fatigue. I love that.

Anyway, back to knitting. You know what the problem with UFO work is? Trying to decide what to work on! I ended up working on Mom's socks last night. I want to work on everything now, all at the same time, but I don't want to work on anything, either, y'know? I think my goal for today is to get the Winter Night sewn together and get a border on it (I'm going to try a simple single crochet border) and work on Mom's sock until I can start the toe (about an inch and a half, I think). I also really want to work on my cross-stitch and...well, I asked for and got a small beginners sewing machine for Christmas. I want to start learning to quilt, too. I need to find some rich handsome great guy to fall madly in love with me and lets me spend all day just working on crafty stuff. I can dream! =)

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Welcome to the world of taekwondo.

I assure you, the highest belt still learns something from working with the newest student.