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TRIFECTA

attack!
I've been writing. And exercising. And eating well. And even spending time with my family.

Not sure what more I could want in life, other than maybe artistic/monetary success to the point where I can write more and spend more time with my kiddo and wife.

Oh, and of course I can want to be young again. So many things would be easier if I could roll back the years to say, 23 or 25.

So, anyway: Yesterday TRIFECTA
Writing -
- 1100 words on a short story, really interesting SF, feels very Bradbury. Don't normally write SF.
- Watched some Brandon Sanderson Write About Dragon stuff
- Got my head back on straight, writing-wise

Exercise/MA/Fitness -
- Pushups
- V-ups
- Ate relatively well until late at night; had some sugar then that triggered a hungerburst (much like a cloudburst, except if the rain ate everything in sight).

Family -
- Played with Sami in her room twice, and played playdough with her
- Quality time with wifey at lunch, hanging out talking about writing
- Sami could still use a little more time, I think.

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dotar_sojat
Oct. 1st, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
With my 3-months of writing at an end it is time for me to put taekwondo back on the to-do list. I did taekwondo off and on over the last three months, but for about the last month I didn't go at all.

One annoying thing is that I lost the bag that had most of my gear in it. So I'll have to replace the belt and the pads and several other things. And while I'm at it I might as well get a new chest protector and head protector.

I am looking forward to getting back into it, though.

As for rolling back the clock to 20 or 25, sadly that won't happen. Martial arts should help slow the decay of time, but only slow it. The next phase, as you can probably guess, is a burning desire to tell 20 and 25 year olds all the things you know now that you wish you had known then. Resist it! Resist! Don't be that guy!

But if they happen to ask, then you can go wild with the wisdom!

sboydtaylor
Oct. 1st, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
I've been following my standard plan of trying to do a little bit of everything every day. Doesn't always work, but I do manage to rotate through everything every week at least once.

* I have two Amtgard [LARP/Swordfighting] park days: Wednesday and Saturday. If I ever want to be a Warlord (qualified for knighthood for combat prowess -- 4 major kingdom-level tourney wins or 21 kills in a row in a major kingdom level tournament with other Warlords present) then I should really get it to where I am at least drilling 3-5 days a week, but that is likely a pipe dream.
* I write every day, if I can -- usually 3-5 days per week.
* I hang out with my family every day, as I can.
* I do different exercises every day, sometimes just walking around the building, sometimes going to the gym and biking/running/weights.
* And I'm eating better.

The only thing I haven't been able to fit in is Kung Fu. Since I don't have the money for it, and since my knee still hurts a lot when I do lunges/leaps/deep knee bends (all part of Kung Fu), it isn't as high on my priority list as it should be.

Edited at 2013-10-01 07:00 pm (UTC)
dotar_sojat
Oct. 2nd, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Bummer about the knee. I can't remember, have you had surgery on that knee? Is it something that can be fixed with surgery?

sboydtaylor
Oct. 2nd, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
The pain is because of the surgery. My inner quad wasted away quite dramatically and my outer quad/IT band overcompensated. That pulls my kneecap slightly out of joint. There may also be a little scar tissue inside the knee, not sure. But I have hope that if I keep working on it it'll stop hurting.

It doesn't hurt (much) WHEN I jump/lunge anymore. It aches the next day (quite dramatically, and inside). So... maybe one day.
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