I wasn't going to compete at the Dallas Open, the next IBJJF tournament in Texas on May 8th, because I've slacked off a bit in the workout department and been eating like a condemned criminal, as I noted.
But thanks to my friend Steve, I was manipulated and guilted into signing up today. I looked on the website (today being the last day to sign up) and there's only 4 women blue belts total! Two plumas (Lana and my teammate Rebecca), a middle-heavy named Misty that I haven't met yet from Nova Uniao, and Yas Soto, a heavyweight who I've been friendly with for years. So, I signed up for middle-heavy and absolute. I want as many matches as I can get for my $97! But I am scared-- though not sure what of. I know that my opponent will not "come at me" intending to hurt me, and I know that jiu jitsu was designed for the smaller opponent to be able to prevail. So what's my big deal?! Just shut up and roll, girl :)
This weekend looks good-- Cleber Luciano, who my husband's academy is now affiliated with, is teaching a seminar on Saturday. He's smaller and a Royler blackbelt so I am eager to see and learn from him. Then Saturday night is a great UFC card (yay GSP!) I'm trying to find ways to fill up the weekend with other stuff so that we can't find time to clean out the garage-- but I know it's better for my car to be able to fit inside it, instead of being outside baking in the sun. So *sigh* I'll try to get some of that done too.
Gotta run-- already late for lunch open mat. Have a good one!!! :) :)