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Kung Fu - Class 2

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The second class was just as difficult though I felt like I had the tiniest bit more muscle strength than the week before. Crab walk was slightly less bad. Crocodile walk is still evil. I'm going to study this video on how to do it because it doesn't make sense in my brain. And because I'm only moving forward about 6 inches at a time, which is completely ridiculous. 

We started forms. I'm also a bit confused on those, but I know that will come in time. Part of that is the mirroring thing where I will try to do what I see Sifu do, but will get my left and right mixed up when trying to do it myself and get all turned around.

We also started swords and I thoroughly enjoyed this. It was much more intense than iaido. It involved us drawing, blocking, and cutting on both sides of the body. This felt weird since iaido was always the same, which was draw with the right, the left does the lever action, and the right is like your rudder and both work together to stop the blade wherever you want by using a towel-wringing sort of action.

I'm rather glad that I didn't have to do kicks. I have an angry toe. I injured it by basically kicking the ground when I fell when I was learning trick scooter. It's a bit ingrown and so it keeps trying to get infected. I should go see a doctor at this point I think, but it's so hard to find the time. Wow, that whole scooter thing was a hyperfixation. But I would love to be with someone who skates in some capacity. I've always loved it even when I couldn't do it.

After kung fu, I stopped by St. Laurent Mall and got some new earrings. I wanted some cuter ones and I lucked out because there was a sale at Claire's. They have so many more options in the sensitive lines now and it fills me with joy. 

What didn't fill me with joy was feeling like passing out after leaving the store. I think my prescription allergy medicine is the culprit. I have Allegra at home and I switched to see if it makes a difference. Feeling like fainting is one of the not so good side effects of Blexeten apparently. It also causes drowsiness and I really don't have time for that. The last two days have been better with Allegra instead. Looks like I need to call the allergist. I needed to anyway, but this is an extra reason.

Thus far this week, I have learned that I have armpit muscles. Seriously, it hurts to lift my arms. A good kind of hurt that will make me stronger, but I could barely put on a t-shirt yesterday. Also my right shoulder muscle is vocal today.

Another thing I noticed is that my pants are already a touch looser.


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