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This was a busy weekend

My TaeKwonDo belt test was this Saturday, which went well.  I am a perfectionist and I know I screwed up on the form, but I corrected myself and went on so it wasn’t a huge thing. 

I just wanted to be perfect, anyway.  Over all it was good and I’ll have my blue belt next Saturday.  I’ll get it during the belt ceremony or Monday during class.

I did get to spar an instructor… Black Belt – 20 something year old.  Who decided not to take it easy on me which was good… He has been doing tkd for most of his life and is faster than me but I timed some kicks and a few punches which landed on target.  I felt good about that. 

Anyway on to Sunday

This was a long day the family had to be in millcreek for something so I decided to call my mom and go up for a surprise visit. 

We caught up with her walking her puppy and enjoyed a little face time while walking and just talking.  Her puppy was a little scared but I think that was mostly because we were strangers. 

Sunday night

I went for a run around 9 o’clock in the streets… It’s warming slightly so I didn’t mind so much especially when I got warmer.  Anyway… I did 2.48 mile with lap times at 12 and 11 min… My average pace was 5.5 with my top speed being 6.6.  I could have kept going but I stopped for a min to go down some stairs and after that my legs where rubber. 

It was a great feeling to go past that fifteen minute mark.  No aches no pains… Got home stretched and just relaxed. 

Did a 25 routine this morning to wake my legs up a little as they were a little stiff.  25 push ups, 25 sit ups, 25 squats, and 25 leg raises. 

That was my weekend…

John

~Whiskey and a Naked Lady

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Even busier weekend, at some point I lost track of time and didn’t write more of the story, luckily for all you suckers I had chapter 9 mostly done. 

Saturday it was a birthday party for my wife’s friend.  At a tiki bar called the Tacoma Cabana, It is a great place with friendly staff and a drink called the zombie (pictured).  I also had a Hemingway Daiquiri (couldn’t help it).  Both drink were outstanding.

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Sunday well it was a party.  We did crap I just can’t remember what we did… Mostly I guess chores.

The party was cool enough, I had fun… How do I explain this.  I think I’ve changed, I’m not the go out and get drunk off my ass all for a good time.  I’d much rather spend some time just relaxing and talking while sipping on a liquid refreshment of my choice.  Maybe play pool and just listen to music. 

To much noise to many people… To many drinking games, to much fuck all.  Fuck I’m getting old. 

This isn’t a bad thing its just the realization that sometimes slow and steady is just as much fun as pounding it hard and fast.  Running with the devil is great when you are young and you recover quickly, but this body takes a lot of abuse as it is.

Right at the moment my thought is sitting in the back of a bar with pen and paper (or a laptop…) And writing.  Write a crappy poem to tip the waitress, write the love poem to my wife, write the exploits of my life. 

Such as life.

So I posted a book review, I hope you all enjoyed that.  I might do mire of those.  To include pics of the book and such.  Make it a regular thing. 

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Check it out and let me know what you all thought. 

I have another chapters, watch for chapter 9, which I’ll post soon.  Just finishing up some minor edits.  Attempting to not confuse anyone, especially myself with story lines.

Back to the grind…

John

~Whiskey and a Naked Lady