Hurt and Tired

I hurt my foot in taekwondo yesterday, after sparring with someone who clearly didn’t understand the hypocrasy of telling me not spar as if I were competing.  The hypocrasy being that she acted as if it was a competition.  So while I’m limping back into shape, I’m going to take it easy on myself the next few days.  Not only am I injured, but I’m tired from lack of sleep.   I pushed myself for the past weeks, but I need to tone it down a notch.  I plan on doing my essential work as it should be done.  But all my other nice-to-have tasks and projects, I will treat as nice to haves.

Upgraded to Yellow Stripe

A quick little update, cause I want to concentrate on my personal work today before the workday begins.  Finally caught up on my immediate projects, and I can concentrate a bit more on my personal and professional development.  Also I’ll crank out a good deal of writing and code in the next few days hopefully.  Hence the brievity of my upcoming blogs.  I need to reserve more time toward things other than blogging.

Speaking of personal development, yesterday I traded in my white belt for a yellow stripe in taekwondo.  Keep in mind though, that in the past I’ve trained up to yellow belt.  And I’m still some way before I can don on a black belt.  But I’ll keep at as long as I don’t seriously injure myself.

Bruised and Sore

Uff! I’m bruised and tired from yesterday’s taekwondo session. The warmup consisted of a lot of running, jumping jacks, pushups, sit ups, and leg raisers. At the end I wanted to pass out from panting exhaustion on the floor. A great workout, followed by practice on kicking and hand motions. There is so much for me to perfect, but I think I’m making good progress. Still I’m months away from a black belt. Give a year or so. 🙂

This morning however I could not be bothered to get up. Or rather got up stiffer than a stiff. And sore, and parts of my anatomy (limbs I mean, I don’t know what you are thinking about) aren’t fully cooperative.  Movement in general today feels constrained and straining. I’m sure it will wear off by the time I go for the next session.

Fortunately, muscular bruising hasn’t adversly affected my thinking. The story and ideas for the novel are rapidly taking shape. And I’m enjoying writing it, since I have not thought out the entire story in such detail that it bores me. Instead every paragraph explorers a new thought and dream. I’m not sure how it will turn out and that is what makes it exciting. Also I started reading up on Qt development. I must say that the more I read about Qt and C++, the more I like those two technologies. I’m already looking forward to coding up my first C++ applications in the near future. Should be quite exciting. And finally a word about my secret project… I’ve done a fair bit of work on it, and I’m just dying to write about it. This project challenges me in everyway that I want to grow professionally and artistically. However I can’t openly talk about it… or maybe I could. We’ll see I guess once I have something concrete to show for my pains.

All in all I am bruised and sore.  But I’m excited with the prospects that appear before me. Little bits of sustained effort are paying off.