BJJ Positions studied: Posture inside Closed Guard, cross-choke & Rickson one-step armlock from Closed Guard bottom, Attacks from Mount Top (cross-choke, americana, straight armlock combination with focus on cross-choke), holding Open Guard bottom against standing Guard passer and Knee-Shield Open Guard.
BJJ Training: Positional reps followed by progressively resistant positional sparring. Not much free sparring right now. Feel like I’m going from white to blue again. Rebuilding some foundations methodologically and positionally.
Media: Still crawling through Netflix’s Luke Cage, and took in me some Dr. Strange in dazzlin 3D:
Books Finished: ‘Dark Gods’ by T.E.D. Klein, ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley, ‘Nuggets of Wisdom’ by Elsie Spittle, ‘Invisible Power: Insight Principles at Work’ by Ken Manning, Robin Charbit, Sandra Krot, ‘The View from the Cheap Seats’ by Neil Gaiman. Short Stories/Novellas: ‘The Magic Shop’ by H.G. Wells, ‘The Night Cyclist’ by Stephen Graham Jones, ‘Man with No Name’ by Laird Barron.
Cardio/ Strength Training: Time of year when I hit the treadmill. Trying to run steeper intervals during a longer time period at slower pace, but may alternate this with faster, shorter runs. Also, looking to add some strength training, just a matter of finding the right fit schedule-wise. Dance as joint mobility, coordination strength, and balance.
Personal: Had a few things not go my way this month, and let myself be sad and mad respectively (accepting emotions), even though I knew neither were logical responses!
Also, apologized for something the second time in my adult life, reminding me I still have a long ways to go; and to not be as judgemental of others no matter how stupid a behavior seems.