Wednesday, September 24, 2008

AHHHH the Pain. . .


So I had this bug up my nose and decided at the tender age of almost 40 to start taking Karate classes. I called around and found two classes Kenpo and Tang Soo Do. After talking about it I decided to do the Tang Soo Do. I love my teacher, he is really nice and is conscious of the fact that I am old and overweight. He is patient and kind.

We do a serious work out and then practice hits blocks and kicks. Idid take Tang in HS and was a green belt but I have forgotten mostof it but my body seems to remember it. I was doing round kicks tonight and I was paired up with this 16 yo boy, he got all shocked and stated that I had alot of power in my kicks. It made me feel good. I come home from class on a high. Excited and wanting to bend anybodys ear that I can.

Why do this you ask? Well my MC in my book is a black belt and a bo staff expert. I want to experience it too. Besides I am getting a dang good workout. :)

I saw a window sticker on a car recently that said
"Burn the longboats. Failure is not an option."

That is how I feel I'm not getting any younger and I am out of shape this is going to kick my butt but I'll be better for it.

6 comments:

Pink Ink said...

Woohoo! Good for you Michelle :-)

See you in a couple of days...

~paulette said...

AAAAa... i'll have you know that i found that class for her after she claimed that there wasn't anything there. HA! proved you wrong.

I'm actually not surprised that you were stronger than you look. YOU ARE. You're way super strong... trust me, i've arm wrestled you before. :) you're gonna rock in your class. KNOCK THEM FLAT! TAWANDA!!

Shanna Blythe said...

I could see you having a lot of power actually. Very cool. And yes, helpful for writing and for real life. You can't get much better than that, right?

DEe said...

Wow. I would not have guessed based on blog. Kick their ass! They deserve it!

DEe said...

I liked your new pic on About Me. Good idea. I didn't want ugly self on blog, so I went and found one for me too. You like? Too scary you think? Promise no more post now.

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

Way to go MIchelle!!!!!
And good job on the canning too.
I, too just picked up canning this year.
Miss you guys!