I also got my butt kicked, so successes for everyone. This past weekend was the 17th Annual Martial Way Martial Arts Camp. This is my second time going, but other campers have been going for years. Every year is a different experience, and you're never quite sure what's going to happen when you get there. … Continue reading Too Tired to Take Names, But I Definitely Kicked Some Butt
The theme for the past month or so for me seems to be change. It's been almost exactly a month since my last post, and I've been a busy girl. As per always. What have I been doing? Kempo We're gearing up once again at the dojo for our annual Kempo Camp. Three days of … Continue reading Martial Arts, Fitness, and Writing, Oh My!
Once upon a time, I had another blog called Random Thoughts Strung Together. It was indeed very random, largely devoid of actual content, and generally unnoticed by the masses. In the year or so before I closed it down and started this new one, I found a voice and something I wanted to share. Those … Continue reading You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby
This morning, I did 20 push-ups, and I was able to get my nose to the ground for 19 of them. Granted, I was doing the knee variation* but I was stoked nonetheless. I started Kempo training in December 2016. I have never called myself sporty. I've never called myself in shape. At the time, … Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress
When I received my First Degree Green Belt promotion last August, my plan was to test for my Brown Belt in the spring. I was aware, even then, that I needed to step up my game a little. But spring was so far away, and there was Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and an early start to … Continue reading Road Ending: Must Take Next Exit
Earlier this year, my husband and I decided to hire a financial planner. We were taking stock of our finances and realized that if we ever wanted to actually retire, we should probably do a little more than bury jars of cash in the backyard. And you thought those raspberry bushes were my attempt at … Continue reading You Know You Better than “They” Do
In late November 2016, I stepped foot in a dojo for the first time in my life. I was scared and excited. I didn't know what to expect. I assumed it wouldn't be full of people doing crazy kung-fu movie choreography, but other than that? I had no idea what I was getting myself into. … Continue reading My Kempo Journey. . .So Far