Archive | November, 2011

Awesome takedown

13 Nov
Where have I been the past few weeks? 

Well, for one, getting a black eye while I’m on vacation.

 Ignore the hideously unplucked eyebrows.  It actually developed a little more under my eye the next day, and it looked like I had some funky eyeshadow going on, but it really wasn’t that bad.  Note to self: Do NOT allow the edge of your eye to come in contact with your instructor’s cro-magnon forehead. 

Also, I’ve had my family visiting for the first time since I came to Tennessee!

Family + Smoky Mountains

It was nice having them come, and I finally got to introduce them to my friends and BJJ family. 

Also, I’ve been ultrasounding stingrays and metal-scanning penguins, among other fun things!

So, you ask: where on Earth have I been finding time for BJJ?  I’ve managed to squeeze it in here and there, and this morning was definitely worth it.  It was just me for the women’s class, so I rolled/gossiped with Jess for awhile, then she showed me a cool takedown.  Maybe not suitable for people way huger than me, but still awesome nonetheless.  A new girl, Briana, came to the open class.  She’s a blue belt from Memphis, and a sophomore at UT, AND close to my size!  It was really nice to finally find someone who is my rank and my size, and we had a really good roll.  I pointed out all the cool people for her to roll with, which was especially important today because we had some visiting students, which included some white belts who I didn’t know at all.

Also, I’ve joined Fitocracy.  Maybe I’ve been “gaming” the system a little, doing some things just to complete quests, but at least I know I can still run a mile in under 8 minutes.  7:22 when I’ve barely been training for it–boo ya!

So share with me–what cool things has Fitocracy pushed you to do that you wouldn’t otherwise be doing?