Saturday, February 24, 2007

Be Good to Yourself -- Sleep!

Oof. Today I trained after an evening of much fun and a few hours of uneven sleep and man did I pay the price. I was stumbly and off balance during lunbi caijiao, so Shifu sent me to the side. And then after the rest of the class started practicing their forms, and Shifu came to the side to work with us, he knocked me to the side yet again for bad lunbi caijiao.

When I'm stumbly and tired, I tend not to extend enough, and I take an extra step in between each one because I'm struggling to keep up with the pace of the line. Shifu has knocked me out of the line for this before, and normally I am very mindful of how I do lunbi caijiao because I don't want to repeat this mistake again, but I guess today I was so bushed, it didn't translate to my actions. So he made me do basic caijiao and then lunbi caijiao non-stop for what seemed to be the longest 45 minutes of my life.

Miserable. I wanted to cry as I heard Mo and Sucheela trying to give me chi. In the end, I am glad I went, but boy, do I need a good solid six hours of sleep or more.

Oh, I did learn a new thing today -- Mo and I stretched with Julian, a newer student who hasn't been training that long. Looks like he's in his early to mid 20s, brown hair, an interesting line design tattoo on his left forearm, and a tiny gold stud through a part of his left ear, not his lobe.

Ok, now I'm going for a nap. Zzzzzzzzz.....


  1. sleep well baby - and lets train again tomorrow! :)

  2. i find its worse if ive had a long day after not sleeping well then training. need a nap in between. Mornings after not sleeping much i'm fine but then i get sleepy right after lunch (which is bad for chinese class lol). what's worse for me though is being hungry during class...really makes me have no chi -_-

  3. I can attest to you not getting good sleep and trying to train the next day. But I didn't make it this past weekend. Way too tired, three days in a row...kungfu, fencing, then kungfu again, then party on Friday. I don't know how you guys did it! But awesome!! Wish I was living and working in the city...:(

  4. I can do it because I'm still young. :-P

  5. Amituofo,amituofo,amituofo. I just started using the form in shifu s book. I feel like a million when I do this workout. I feel blessed to have stumbled upon his teachings. Much love and honour to him and his students!!!!!