Sunday, December 28, 2014

Facing My Fears

Sorry there was no post yesterday. I went to jui jitsu in the morning and then my mom, my sister, and I went to Pittsburgh and I didn't have time to write. I'll probably talk about the Pittsburgh trip tomorrow.

Anyway, I didn't have class on Friday, but jiu jitsu yesterday went pretty well. I feel like I'm starting to pick up a little bit of it anyway. It still seems like everything in jiu jitsu has way too many steps, but I may manage to figure it out eventually.

One thing that was less pleasant about the class was that the people who run the place brought their kids in yesterday. This would have been fine, except for the fact that they both had colds and were dripping snot everywhere. I sincerely wanted to run out of there, but I managed to restrain myself.

I must say, assuming I don't actually catch some kind of disease, this whole martial arts thing is probably going to be good for me, in that I am being forced to overcome my germ issue. Yesterday was, by far, the most difficult incident yet but even without contaminated children I've still done quite a lot of things that make me very uncomfortable, from a cleanliness standpoint. I have rolled around on mats that have had I don't even know how many sets of bare feet on them, rubbed up against a bunch of sweaty people, and worn gloves and shin guards soaked in other people's sweat. I think I've made quite a lot of progress.


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