Sunday, April 28, 2013
Mission Accomplished...well, one mission at least!
Really this is just a quick blog post with none of the messy details! But here is a phrase that will, pretty much, describe the competition this weekend was not exactly a walk in the park!
"In Jiu Jitsu there's no losing...you either win, or you learn!"
Yes, I got the number I needed to earn my Level 1 ranking (the highest level before moving on to a heavier bell). Were they what I wanted? No. Did I get what I wanted? Yes.
12kg 10 min Jerk
122 total reps
12kg 10 min Snatch
197 total reps (90 R/107 L)
159 1/2 total points earned
156 points needed
I was hoping to get over 165 points and need only 150....the rest of the story w/video and gory details coming! To be honest, it's hard/painful for me to watch the video myself. Not painful because I was suffering, painful because I knew I could have done so much better. Unlike the phrase at the top of this post, I did win something....but I learned more!
ps, I'm sure Mark and John would say that I'm being dramatic, and at the end of the day I guess I am. No disrespect to the 12kg, but there is plenty more real drama headed my way now that I get to tackle the 16kg!