Super busy weekend (Steve, UFC, soccer coach)
This whole week has been super busy and exciting! Makes me look forward to life every day. 🙂
Thursday was New Years Day, and John decided last minute to hold MMA team practice. I thought it was going to be a small group for open sparring. Oooooh no. He worked us HARD.
This is one of my favorite group pictures.
I can’t wait to see Bryce Kim Fight (ripped guy to the left in the red shorts) and Enzo (behind guy in red shirt) fight in Tuff-N-Uff this coming Friday. And Rudy Morales (long sleeved shirt with a blue stripe) and Donavan Frelew (tongue out) are fighting in World Series of Fighting in two weeks!
John is giving his “task-master tough-guy” scowl. :}
I sparred a lot with Jessica who tries to hit me as hard as she can. *_*
That …that makes…that makes me wanna…!!!!!!
I’m so happy to have her as a training partner.
That evening, I went with John, Janna and family and friends to see comedian and friend Adam Hunter perform. It was great! He’s hilarious.
I actually ran into Heather and Bryan Caraway and Uriah Hall and some other people, and ended up sitting next to Heather. Heather doubly enjoyed the show – laughing at the jokes, and then laughing at my expression when some of the dirty jokes flew over my head. XD
Before the show, I thought I might passout from exhaustion, but it’s hard to do that when you’re laughing. 😀 It was my first comedy show ever. Very entertaining.
Friday I managed to do a great jiu-jitsu class despite feeling like I was going to fall apart. 🙂 That evening I picked up Steve Brown from the airport!
I used to train together with him in Japan – Reversal gym Yokohama Groundslam. We had even gone together to try out for The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, and unfortunately, he didn’t get chosen but I did. He’s a 135lb-er who will be fighting Shamrock fighting Championships, MO, on Jan 17th. He’s here to finish his camp. It’s so nice to train together again and hang out a lot :D.
Saturday we went in early and I ran him through one of my favorite circuits, and then technique, and then we did team sparring. So many people came!! Look at the size of this class!!
Can you find me?
I got kicked so hard in the forearm by blocking a shin I thought my arm was broken. 🙁 I iced it, it stopped hurting, so I went back to sparring, got kicked again, thought I was going to puke from pain. It swelled up, but they say it’s not broken. I’m gonna tape a pad to my forearm and try team practice today. ^_^
Saturday evening I went to the UFC with Steve. 😀 Fun fun fun!
I felt sooo conflicted about the Horiguchi vs Gaudinot fight. I wanted Horiguchi to win, but I didn’t want Louis to lose. 🙁 I like him from TUF 14 a lot. *sad* But I thought to myself, they would both want me to enjoy watching them fight, so I tried to enjoy and appreciate the technique.
I was really annoyed by what happened in the Jones Cormier fight. 🙁 That’s all I’m going to say publicly.
I was sooo tired I fell asleep during some fights, but Steve couldn’t catch it on film before I nodded awake. < dang it! So maddening. It's not like I'm bored!
Sunday, I got a massage at a salon and feel in much less pain now. XD Then had lunch with my soccer coach from middle school! HOW AWESOME that was...yet weird.. Because last time I talked to him, I was like 12 and he was in his thirties. Now I'm an adult and he's as old as my parents. 😀 Haha He said, "I always knew you'd grow up to do something interesting." I was quite the oddball when I was younger. 😛 😛 As you can see from the adult I grew up into.
He then helped me fix my headlights because cars are his thing….it just so happened mine had burned out the day before and I didn’t know what to do. Thanks, Mr L…I mean Jim! *_*
Then I had tea with Tynan, my traveling writer friend. 😀 He took me to this tea lounge which I would never think go to by myself, but it was cool to experience! 😀 Get a load of the size of this tea pot!
Then I hung out with Steve.
I’m so lucky to have great friends. 😀 😀 <3 <3 <3 Soooo different than middle school. I was so lonely because I got teased because I was such an oddball. I fully appreciate and am grateful for all the nice people around me. XD Finally, read some "SAGA" comic and fell asleep at 9:30 PM. Woke up at 4:30 AM. @_@ I'm still tired..... …Details