Krav L.A. Day - 2

Day two down! My body is feeling it, but  I just spent 30 minutes in the hot tub and I don’t feel too bad right now. I turned the computer off last night and promptly went to bed. Sleep evaded me as the guy above me opened and closed drawers for at least 15 minutes. There are only 3 drawers in the hotel room so I have no idea what the hell he was doing! It was driving me nuts, I almost went up there and asked him if I could help him find what he was looking for. I finally fell asleep only to wake up a an hour later with a leg cramp. It has been so long since I have had a leg cramp I forgot what a bitch they can be. I thought my leg was going to pop off, but fortunately after getting up and walking around and putting some Arnica (stuff for sore muscles) rub on it, it immediately went away and I was good.

Even though we had a good warmup today, it was hard to get moving. My obliques and core muscles are sore from all the twisting and punching and I was seriously suffering for most of the day. We worked on many different techniques and reviewed from yesterday. Instead of our scheduled 45 minutes lunch we received a whopping 25 minutes to eat. Late in the afternoon during an extremely intense punching drill I really hit the wall. I could barely move my arms and even keep my hands up for my partner to hit the bags. It was tough.

Tomorrow will be interesting as our main instructor won’t be there for the first few hours. Our class starts with a lecture about warming up, but we were told it’s an active lecture so we will be moving. I have no idea if that means we’ll be doing warm up things like pushups, situps and planks the whole time or if it means she’ll go through a certain routine and we’ll have to mimic it. What makes tomorrow especially tough is that it starts at 8am. If I want to eat anthing I”ll have to get up at 6:45 to allow the food to settle. We’re scheduled to have an 1 lunch from here on out. Let’s hope they stick to it!

Tonight I went to the hot tub and chatted with a bunch of fellow kravers. I think our lead instructor is great and she rarely picks on me. If she tells me to correct something I’ll redo it and she’s usually satisfied. A few of the guys were talking about how ‘nit picky’ she was and they felt that she was relentless on them…they didn’t seem to happy. I kept my mouth shut but I was thinking “maybe that’s because you’re not as good or as solid as you think you are!” Kinda funny if you ask me.

Lastly I am amazed how I can drink a gallon or more of water and electrolyte juice and not have to pee till I finally get home and even then it’s not very much.

Ok sleep time. I hope it comes quickly…thanks for all the good vibes! Not out of the woods yet.

1 Comment »

  1. mego said,

    October 12, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

    yay for all the prep you got there. i thiink you’re seeing how prepared you are compared to others. hang in there. if i could, i would soak in a hot tub every night too!

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