Friday, March 16, 2007

Gotta Practice

Do you ever feel like when you have to practice or finish something that that's when the distractions come? Of course, everyone does. Well for me, I don't think I ever really learned to ignore all the distractions. When it came to studying in school, or more importantly doing homework assignments, I would easily get distracted, usually by T.V. And now at work I get distracted more by the amount of time I have and the overstimulation of my brain. You see I work a ten hours night shift. And I would have to say that lately 5.5 hours of that is spent reading on the couch in the office. And nearly all of that is spent in silence, but that doesn't me it's quiet. I think that's a big problem for me, I can quiet my mind. I have to be doing something. Either reading, talking(to myself occasionally), or have some song or another running through my head. Also I get alot of t.v. and movie dialogue running up there too. Of course that makes me pretty good at movie and t.v. trivia. Seriously, if you ask me any question regarding an episode of Highlander, Stargate SG-1, Macgyver, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Or CSI, And I should be able to answer you. I know, I'm a geek, but hey, I'm a geek that can beat you up.

And now back to the point(see how easily i get distracted). I recently found out that I'm going to be in my first Martial Arts tournament on April. 28. So that means I have a month and a half to learn two routines, one unarmed, and one weapons form. I already know the unarmed form since I've been doing it for the last year, but it still need's alot of clean up. Now weapons form is alot different. For one thing, the sword is called a nandao( southern broadsword), and I only received it late Febuary. Also the style of Wushu that I study most is Nonchen( I have absolutly no idea how to spell it), which uses smaller more compact movement with alot more power and strength, ie, the one inch punch. This means I have to increase my core strength, which is very painful to do. I also have to work on my cardio endurence, and my flexability. Now for thosewho don't know me, I'm a big guy. I'm 6'2", and am usually between 270-290, depending on the week I had. So I have my work cut out for me, but I keep getting distracted. Either my family is calling my cell(no one else dares calling during the day), or the home phone is ringing off the hook, and I'm taking messages all day, or my sisters bring my nephews over needing a babysitter. Now I love the little guy's, but have you ever tried to do floor stretches in the visinity of a 3.5 years old, and a 1 year old. It ain't easy.

guess I better get back to training. 2am seems to be my only free time.


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