This involves training six days a week with Sunday’s my Yin day (rest). Lately I’ve been very busy with work that I have to do what I call ‘catch up training’ on a Sunday – for the Tai Chi drills I haven’t been able to do during the week.
Well, last Saturday I knew I’d be doing ‘catch up training’ on Sunday so I had to make sure I did as much as I could on Saturday.
I did my early morning 30 minute stance work and then worked on a memoir I’m writing. In between the writing I did more Tai Chi training to stay on schedule.
I ran out of time because I had to dash off and go into town and catch a play which left me with 18 minutes of Tai Chi training to complete.
When we got back from town, about 8.00pm, I did 10 minutes of standing leg stretches but I still had to do my power weapon drills, unfortunately my weapons were at home.
So, luckily I had an ‘early’ night and got back home at about 11.47pm. As soon as I got home I turned on the heating and then grabbed my weapons to train with.
Eigth minutes later I’d completed my training. It was five minutes to midnight.
Well, I was feeling pretty good that I was on target to complete my perfect week of training – only about 70 minutes to do on Sunday. Easy.
Woke up Sunday morning with a head cold and that was the end of any more training and my perfect week of training.
As Ned Kelly once said, ‘such is life’.
But I am proud of my 5 minutes to midnight effort.