Which meant I had to show up for the adult class, too. Ugh.
The good news is that these past 3 years haven't been a complete waste - I will never be a "martial artist" but I'm definitely in better physical condition now than I was when I started - promotions still wipe me out but I recover faster. I'm also improving in ways I actually didn't think would happen - I can actually do a "chicken kick" (jump, kick with one foot, then kick with the other foot, then land) which I couldn't really do before - I did it, but the first kick was always a feint rather than a real kick. Now they both connect.
The downside is that I'm starting to experience a lot of "soft tissue" type pains - elbow and shoulder of my left arm and definitely the muscles/tendons connecting the shoulder and the neck on that side. When I'm warmed up, I don't feel a thing, but I've been waking up in the middle of the night, most nights, with a bit of pain. The other day, I was sitting at my desk at work, when my back bone went "thud" - not "crack" or "pop" - it actually felt like something shifted and then fell into place, hard.
It's worth it though, to keep it up and watch the kids grow into it:
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