Saturday, May 30, 2009

Well....

Wow, it's been a while since I last wrote here. Part of it is due to me not having a moment to write when I'm awake (ah, kids. Four year old kids.) The other part is I have done absolutely no karate for over three months. Ugh. That hurts.

I miss is it. Miss the kicking, the punching, the throwing to the ground. I miss the sweating and the intensity. I miss working out until I fall over.

Alas, pregnancy has put a bit of a damper on my martial arts, but that doesn't mean I can't go out into the yard and bust out some kata, right? That has yet to happen. Did I ever mention how terrible I am at following through on private training? Well, I suck at it! But that's no excuse. There have been moments when I perk up and become determined to do just a few kata, maybe just work on one and refine, refine, refine. Yeah, I talk a good talk....

I do adore kata, and we have some beautiful ones, but for some reason it just doesn't feel the same when I do them alone. I know, I know, moving meditation, improvement of the internal. For some reason I just stop myself from doing it. There is absolutely no reason why a pregant lady can't perform kata....I keep telling myself that anyway.

It's not all a lost cause, however. The weather is nicer and the grass is very soft. There's hope for this mommy karateka yet!

5 comments:

Matt "Ikigai" said...

Reading martial arts material can be a part of training too. Maybe throw that into the mix to keep you in the right frame of mind?

Sensei said...

I have a four year girl and she can exhaust me as if I done 200 katas, so I understand you completely.
I agree with you that there is absolutely no reason why pregnant lady can’t perform kata. By my opinion you can practice kata during the whole period of pregnancy, of course with your own rhythm.
I wish you nice weather, nice thoughts, and of course that there’s hope for mommy karateka.

sensei said...

I have a four year girl and she can exhaust me as if I done 200 katas, so I understand you completely.
I agree with you that there is absolutely no reason why pregnant lady can’t perform kata. By my opinion you can practice kata during the whole period of pregnancy, of course with your own rhythm.
I wish you nice weather, nice thoughts, and of course that there’s hope for mommy karateka.

somaserious said...

Thanks, guys!
Iki - that's a fantastic idea. I have a few of those sitting on my shelves collecting dust. Time to blow that dust off...

Sensei - thank you so much for visiting and writing those kind words! I'm following you now, so watch out!

Steve said...

Our 9 month old baby has definitely made training for me more sporadic.

Be creative and train when you can. Good luck.