Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I Feel Like I've Been Whomped With A Stick

My taekwondo belt test was last night, and I passed!  I wasn't perfect by any means, but I didn't blank on anything or really screw anything up--walked out of there feeling like I did the best I could have done on that day and that's all I can ask for.  Especially since the testing instructor assigned to our group was a 24 year-old guy who hasn't yet grasped that not everyone is as fit and flexible as he is!  My entire body hurts today.

My new Senior Green belt!

There were 18 students testing last night.  Of the 18, 14 were under ten years old, and 3 more between the ages of 10 and 18.  I was the only bona fide adult in the group!  Love being the 'old lady' trying to keep up with all the kids...did my best to represent for the old fogies of the world.

(As a side note, shortly before a test I always get a pedicure to match the belt I am testing for's a tradition.  Right now I am walking around with what is essentially a French pedicure in forest green and black...I got a very strange look from the non-English speaking Vietnamese nail lady when I explained what I wanted her to do!  Maybe next time I should bring a picture of the belt so she doesn't think I'm completely cuckoo.)

Thing One also earned his new belt--his is plain green but otherwise looks like mine.  We went out for a celebratory treat after our test...salted caramel ice cream with toasted almonds for me and Oreo ice cream with gummybears for him.  Yum.  And no guilt whatsoever: we earned those fair and square!  :)


  1. Congratulations! My husband is trying to get me to do martial arts. I may just start! :)

    Jen :)

  2. Give it a try, Jen! I started at 38 as a mom of 3 and am holding my own. It's great exercise, lots of fun and can be really useful for self-defense too!

  3. Yay! Congrats!

    You know, I have a friend who almost when to the olympics for Tae Kwon Do. She gave me the best edits on my book - she's tough! ;-)

  4. She'd have to be! I hope I never meet her in a dark alley. ;). Seriously, I'm impressed...can't even begin to imagine the effort it would take to get to that level!


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