My body is sore. A good sore though. The kind of sore where you know that the hard work is going to make a difference. I’ve also been very carefully watching the food I consume. My wife and I are in a little mini challenge for the month of November. It’s been hard at times, but I think it will pay off.
I have been working hard for several things:
1. Ontario Provincial Jiu Jitsu Championships – Run by the OJA, this will be my final tournament of 2013. I don’t have any weight top lose, in fact, I may be able to drop to a lower division without too much effort if things keep going the way they are. I’m not trying for it, but if by the time I register, I meet the requirement, of course I will sign up for it.
2. Ski Trip To Whistler – I need to make sure that I am in tip-top condition for this. I plan on skiing very hard. I wouldn’t want something stupid like being out of shape to hinder my fun. Also, with my knees in a state of disrepair, I can only assume that the less mass I have for them to carry as I rocket down the mountain side, the better off I’ll be.
3. BJJ Blue Belt – One day after I get back from Whistler (Dec 16), I will test fo my BJJ Blue Belt. Phew. It’s been a long time coming. I need to make sure I am prepared. There are still several things that I need to drill, drill, and drill. I will need to make sure I make all the classes that I can. I would be mortified if I didn’t pass the test.
So this week I didn’t spend too much time doing heavy lifting in the weight room. My arm and abductor were still quite sore. I still made it for workouts. I did several RPM classes, ran, skipped, rowed, climbed stairs, yogaed, several BJJ classes, and I even made it out to Muay Thai… The one weight workout I did this week was yesterday. I spent my time working my upper body. I’ll be having little rest today and tomorrow
I can’t wait for next week.