I haven't bought my ticket yet, but yes, I'm going. Just a little frustrated with the Southwest Airlines website tonight, trying to access my Rapid Rewards account, so I'm tired and done with the stupid thing. I know when I am better rested, the mysteries of changing that password and seeing if I have a free ticket will be less mysterious.
Not quite sure if I want to look at the IBJJF website and see the list of how many and who will be competing in my weight class. It won't make a difference to me-- if the number is tiny, I know people will be signing up last minute, and if it's a big number, that's just more time to stress and heck, I'm definitely going, so why freak out early?
Rita came up from Corpus this weekend and stayed with me; she did yesterday's noon class and will be rolling with me tomorrow morning as well. She's a tough, but tiny, blue belt from Gracie Barra and I'm happy she's not in my weight class!
She has a little, possible fracture or dislocation going on, so it's not entirely clear whether she'll actually train tomorrow. Sucks... less than 4 weeks to go and healing in time is a question....
Speaking of weight classes, I went to the gym and got the Bod Pod thing done-- it's a body fat % analysis that is almost as accurate as the whole water displacement thing, but it uses air instead and takes less time. Short version, I'm 22% body fat (not 26%, clinically obese like the generic websites say) and right at the top of the "lean" category... which is 22-18%. If I get down to 18% I'll still weigh 132, a perfectly comfortable number for the leve class. I used to weigh 120, but at my current level of muscle mass, to weigh 120 I'd have to have under 10% body fat. This was actually reassuring because it gave me permission to stop pushing for that number :)
Good training lately. Going back for more tomorrow.