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    Congrats on Back & Core!

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      Congrats on Back & Core

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        Congrats

        From what I understand it is easier for adults to study dissimilar languages. Not that it is for instance hard to study Italian you already know Spanish but a lot of mistakes are likely because of the similarities. So the Swahili is a good idea! It is why I do a bit of Japanese on the side, just because it isn't like anything else. Though they have Maori in the incubator, that should be going to Beta soon.

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          Congrats on Back and Core!

          And Danish too.

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            Congrats on Back and Core!

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              Congrats on Back and Core!

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                Congrats on Back & Core!

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                  Congrats on Back & Core!

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                    Well done on completing the Back & Core program

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                      Nice job on back and core!

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                        Many thanks for the congrats, DorothyMH (and I'd completely forgotten about the Badge!), Whirly Fremen CarbonaraTamara Anek Mianevem Silent Wolf sunpetal Julian4077 stephenphillips42
                        CaptainCanuck Thanks too. I did find it difficult to do Italian after years of French but Russian wasn't so hard.

                        Day 440

                        day 26 Walk and Run
                        day 24 Good morning
                        day 9 Daily Floss

                        Strength/rehab work:
                        - bridges x 50
                        - tiny steps x 50
                        - Swings x 20.
                        - Figure 8 - Front to Back x 10.
                        - Figure 8 - Back to Front x 10.

                        Poomsae training. There's a comp coming up in about three weeks' time and the Club is sending a team, so tonight we "played" Competition. First we did a warm-up quite different from usual (at a comp venue, there's be less space), and we had make sure we all counted or called together and with enthusiasm. Then we were told which, based on belt level, two patterns we'd be required to do at a comp (I'd only have to do 6 and 7), and we went away in small groups to practice those ones. All together again, two mats were delineated (using the basketball tapes on the gym floor. A "coach" was at a lower corner, the "judge" at the top. One by one, we were to stand with the coach, discussing what we were doing, then when the judge called, we bowed to coach, walked to edge of mat, bowed to judge, then walked on to starting spot. Judge called, stand straight, bow, get ready, begin (but in Korean), then after the pattern had been completed, judge called again, finish, bow, leave. Left mat to go to coach, talked, then judge called again, bow to coach, walk to mat, bow to judge, walk on, then begin (no additional bow the second time). Attitude, show of respect, presentation - all seem to matter as much as accuracy. That's one of the reasons I love poomsae. It's not just what you do (you could be brilliant at it) but how you do it (not showing respect to coach, or slumping to the mat, things like that all bring down your points). It was an interesting experience, but I'm not going to be doing another comp just yet.

                        Haven't started another programme to replace B&C yet for a couple of reasons: one, interstate visitors today; two, busy weekend ahead but I'll say more about that tomorrow.

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                          Grats on Back and Core!

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                            I enjoy your descriptions of Poomsae training.

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                              I agree with CarbonaraTamara, it's great to have some "insider information" since I know nothing about Korean martial arts and I like how detailed your descriptions are.

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                                Thanks, PetiteSheWolf

                                CarbonaraTamara and Mianevem Thanks for that. A while ago, I thought perhaps I was being too wordy and detailed, but this thread is for me and if other people like to read what I write here, that's lovely, but it's my record. Some day, I'll be doing comps again, I'll be expected to lead in warm-ups, assist in training, and by writing this down now when I do it either for the first or the fiftieth time. it helps me remember. I'm glad you find my rambling entertaining. ​​

                                Day 441

                                ​​ day 27 Walk and Run
                                ​​ day 25 Good morning
                                ​​ day 10 Daily Floss

                                ​​ Strength/rehab work:
                                - bridges x 50
                                - tiny steps x 50
                                - Swings x 20.
                                - Figure 8 - Front to Back x 10.
                                - Figure 8 - Back to Front x 10.

                                ​​ day 1 of the Two-Day Rotary Peace Walk. I walked with my interstate visitors and eldest daughter, so we only did 12km today, and the sam tomorrow. Just for fun, I decided to do a spot of rucking. I loaded a backpack up with about 6kg of stuff (mostly water in bottles so if I got too tired, I could just empty out the water), and off we went. I had thought that I would only carry the weight for about an hour or so, but I went the whole 12km and, apart from my right shoulder's feeling a bit sore, everything was fine. I won't do it again tomorrow, though - sometimes, once is enough , at least, for a time.

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