Friday, March 2, 2007

Just Friggin' Do It!

Ok, I'll admit it. Last night about an hour before class I was feeling a teeny tiny bit of dread going to Temple. Maybe it was because I felt low on chi, my job was stressing me out, I had friends coming later that evening from out of town so I was nervous about getting home before they got to my apartment, the rat situation at my local Au Bon Pain was grossing me out, or that the last time I went to a class that Shifu taught I got raked over the coals.... Whatever it was, it all resulted in this feeling of ick, and I was letting it seep into my thoughts. I IMed Sucheela about it, and you know what she told me? Train Harder!

Sucheela couldn't go last night because she had a friend's birthday party to go to. And every once in a while, I'll have a similar obligation, or there's some work deadline I must meet, which keeps me from going to class. I have to remind myself that I am so lucky to be able to train whenever I can, so I mustn't let these soggy feelings (can you tell it's pouring outside as I write this?) be an excuse. Every time we can go, we build towards something better and bigger.

So, last night, training proved to be superfantastiche, as always. I managed to get through class without hearing Shifu yelling my name, and practiced forms with the gang, even the wee bit of erluquan I learned for the first time on Tuesday, as sheepish as I felt. And to top it off, Shifu broke us up into small groups again to learn more forms, so Jeremy, Shi (Jose) and I learned a little bit more of erluquan together. Yay!!!

Silly Qbertplaya, why did I even question whether I wanted to go? MORE CHI!!


  1. Yay!!! So exciting to learn more moves to the new form. I've noticed it's true for everything in life!

  2. i too was feeling pretty shitey last night & terribly guilty because i should be training harder & practicing chuji quantao more but alas i slept a good chunk of the night off. wise words there we must all remember. feel better everyone & see you tomorrow!