I went back for my second Krav Maga class last night. Really, it's quite a workout: I was sweating and breathing heavily after just a few minutes of warm up exercises, which is not generally something that happens in kickboxing. We covered a number of drills last night, all of which were excellent and invigorating.… Continue reading the heart is hard to translate
from the Oxford Dictionaries Online: empower /ɪmˈpaʊə, ɛm-/ v. give (someone) the authority or power to do something Last night I took my first Krav Maga class. Taking inventory of my body's reaction to the class: left foot arch is sore and tight, making walking a little painful the tops of my right and left… Continue reading waking to find himself transformed
I started running again. When I was in high school, I ran track for a single season. I ran hurdles - poorly - and it hurt. I ran for exercise, but not super regularly. It's been a long time since I've run for fitness. And I started again last week. I'm embarrassed by how out… Continue reading therefore we must suffer
Last week, I started taking kickboxing classes. This was me immediately before class #1 started: Tonight was my third class. I have learned how to jab, cross, hook and uppercut, as well as roundhouse, front and side kick. I love to roundhouse kick - it reminds me of a poem Donna wrote about action heroes… Continue reading kicking ass and taking names
is today, in case you didn't know. Check out what's happening on Twitter: #worldAIDSday #AIDS #HIV Visit the World AIDS Org website. Learn about famous people affected by the disease. Google for your local AIDS services organization, to donate time or money. (Two of my favorite local orgs are here: ACSNJ and ActionAIDS) Get tested.… Continue reading world AIDS day
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From the incredible Staceyann Chin: Many of you have already heard about our film, Baby Makes me. For you, this is an update. But for the folks who have not heard Tiona and I are making a documentary together. For years, I have wanted to become a mother. But the timing has never been quite… Continue reading call for assistance
I went back to the orthopedic surgeon this morning for what turned out to be my final evaluation: I was released!After a brief exam this morning, the Good Doc sent me for an x-ray (I was unfortunately unable to snap pics of this one - so sad). The x-ray was quite beautiful, actually - the… Continue reading Rachel ne porte pas la botte.
I went back to the orthopedic surgeon today, who removed the splint and the staples from my leg - he was pleased with the progress, and gave me a moon-boot style removable walking cast. This is much better, as I can now take a real shower (though I'm using a shower chair, like a little… Continue reading overdue update
So on Tuesday night, as I was settling in to wrap presents, I did this: (that's my foot, btw. Left foot. Broken tibia and fibula.) After a few hours in the ER, some good pain killers, and a little manipulation by the Nurse Practitioner, it looked like this: She did a fairly good job of… Continue reading merry christmas to you!