Man, I'm a little pooped. After my crossfit-like class at the regular gym, I rolled a solid hour with Christy, our 3 stripe brown, at lunch. She's a bit like a circus tent, floating down around me on all sides, impeccably based, though not really weightless in any sense of the word... you think you can just ball up underneath her and sweep her, but since she's like a foot taller than me, it seems like her legs and arms just reach forever. Always good to roll with her though often I walk away scratching my head and wondering what just happened. I think I will bring the video camera & tripod next time and get some footage, so I can answer that question and maybe learn from it.
Then went again to open mat at 4pm, got two more good hours in. Rolled with a variety of peeps... Jerry kept me under side control for a while, then I got to play with a whitebelt guy for a short while. Put him in two triangles from guard & one mounted tri, but short little legs made them poppable. He did a good job defending and was sweetly interested in my humble opinions. Then went with Lee, one of our purples... I did feel like he was muscling me a bit, but I escaped most things for a while which is success in my book. Also tumbled a good while with Neal, a newer blue that was very technical and required me to move a lot and think a lot. All in all, really positive and happy rolls :)
Made a scrumptious dinner tonight... chicken with sherry, thyme and garlic... rice... and a salad with kale, Granny Smith apples, red onion, fennel, and balsamic-agave vinaigrette. YUM!
So the new BJJ chick blog (new to me anyway) is found here at DagneyBJJ.blogspot.com and I like her attitude. Except the bit about overtraining. Like I told one of our browns tonight, I don't know what that means :)
Lastly-- what's up with the followers thing? I held steady at 44 for a while and actually got my feelings hurt when it dipped to 43. I should have poked around on the list and figured out who ditched me but I guess I didn't really want to know :( But today, it's up to 45. Loser that I am, I felt better. Self-esteem! Yay! (LOL!)
Big BBQ at the academy tomorrow so I made some potato salad tonight, and will bake cookies in the morning, after a hike with my husband along the creek near our house. Busy busy weekend ahead-- houseguests for his salsa social which is tomorrow night.. training Sat & Sun... he's photographing a Rolles Gracie seminar at his school tomorrow afternoon... maybe some yard work Sunday afternoon and then ugh, sit down and do a budget on Sunday night. It would appear that my husband's employment is going to be differently-abled starting the end of March. (If I say the startup he's been working at is laying him off, that just seems freaky, so I'm trying to be more sensitive and politically correct. Lame, right :) )
OH! And I'm about to receive a spiff new gi... Kauai Kimonos makes the nylon ripstop gis that weigh teeny and airdry in 20 min. They're from Bali and get good reviews from my jits peeps in Thailand and thereabouts. I might be the first person to have one in Texas, and it should be here just as soon as I paypal for it. Alas, it's pink, but it's only one (instead of the two I initially wanted, in blue and olive green) so that's good for the about-to-be-laid-off budget. SO expect a review posthaste.
Train hard everyone :)