Friday, January 14, 2011

Delaney’s Day

I got a call from my karate instructor today, offering me the chance to test for black belt next week. A little short notice, but he only tests black belts twice a year, so I’m close enough that he’d give me a chance to test along with Delaney.

I called back and politely declined.

It’s Delaney’s day, and while it might be cool to test with him, I would rather this be his day, and rather watch him go through it and cheer him on.

I’m playing long ball, and working to stay in shape and improve skills. At the end of the day, whether I test next week or in July, it doesn’t matter. I’m not worried about getting to that level at any particular time. Plus, I’m feeling better, stretching a little more each class, but I’m nowhere near the place where I’d like to be. The knee and ankle are still sore on some of the side stretches, and I hope that I can get them stronger over the next six months.

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