Mistr Posted October 6, 2017 Author Report Share Posted October 6, 2017 Week 3 report How on earth did we get to the end of week 3 already?!? If I was tracking by projects done I would be behind. As it is, I feel like I've made some real progress. My weapons partner was out of town this week. That let me get in an extra session of working out at lunch. Which makes up for not working out on Tuesday because I was a flake and forgot to take my gym clothes. I started up GMB Elements again at the beginning of week 3. The last time I actually followed their full plan was five weeks ago. I've done the warm-ups quite a few times. My knees are better and I can even get into a deep squat position without pain. Moving from a deep squat is something else again. I've gotten past the slump I had at the beginning of September and am back on track. Monday and Wednesday aikido classes were the start of our fall beginner's course. Monday night I learned that the chief instructor was out of town. Happily, she had arranged with one of the senior instructors to cover for her. There were lots of people in class. That meant I mostly got to just practice. We have a set curriculum for the beginner's class so that students can go to morning, noon or evening class and still cover the same material. The senior instructor completely ignored that. I heard from the morning class instructor that two people from his Monday class were likely to show up at my class on Wednesday. So I deviated from the lesson plan to cover some things which would be review for the morning class beginners and new for the evening students. And I threw in a lovely technique from the seminar last weekend. It uses a non-standard attack and totally standard aikido principles. I had a blast teaching. I hope the new people enjoyed it. This time we only had two beginners in the evening class and four in the morning class. Great if we can keep them all, but based on recent experience the odds of that are poor. All we can do is try to make it fun and be encouraging. Overall my decision-making has been okay. I've done meditation all but one day. A couple times I stayed up late to meditate. The other time I decided that going to bed on time was a better choice. I've been moving in the direction of getting enough sleep. On Wednesday I had coffee for the first time in weeks. That helped me get stuff done at work. My work productivity has been between okay and good. I'd like consistently good, but I'll take it. I've made good use of my time at home. Getting stuff done at home needs to continue to be a high priority. Dumbledore is feeling badly stressed about too much to do. That means he is not going to do anything extra at home. He's good about scooping the cat box and putting away dishes. Probably not much more than that. I'm going to talk to Elf tonight about how to make sure other things get done. My top priority for this weekend is to get the *&^%$#$$%^ budget and health care reimbursements done. Plus some spinning and reading so I don't kill anything. I got extra time because an aikido event moved back a week. I'm going to make the most of it. 2 Quote Level 68 Viking paladin My current challenge Battle log Link to comment
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