In this blog
- Karate Promotion
- St Louis Rock n Roll Expo
- St Louis Rock n Roll 5k Race
I think Wednesday morning was the last full night’s sleep I had. A post karate Thursday night trip to the ER unit at Children’s Hospital for one of my little nephews didn’t end until 4 a.m. Friday morning which normally wouldn’t be so bad except I had to meet some guys at the gym early Friday morning to practice our katas for Saturday testing! 🙂
After I finally got home from the Expo on Friday I slept 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and again from 3 a.m to 5 a.m. Saturday morning….then had a nifty little 5k Rock n Roll run in downtown st louis at 8 a.m. and karate testing starting at 10 a.m. 🙂
That test went well 🙂 Out of the 10 people slated for testing today – I was among the 8 that passed 🙂
The three black belts pictured above made up our testing board. As a group, many members of the dojo are going to Okinawa, Japan next week. Usually we’ll get about 3 years advanced notice so everyone has time to save up, this year was a little compressed with only about 8 months notice. Anyway, I’m pretty happy about this. I’ve been at this for so long – first promotion May 5th, 1982 so, to look down at that certificate and see 2-kyu was kind of emotional. One of the higher ranking black belts that tested ended up showing a fair amount of emotion towards the end of her testing as well. I think she may have been going for her 4th degree which, is the highest that can be tested for outside of Okinawa.
5K – Rock n Roll preview – might just toss some pictures up here – really tired….
St Louis 2014 Rock n Roll Expo
the date for next years run is actually 10.18.15 and the shirt says 10.20.15 but, it’s still pretty cool
Saturday 5K Race Pics
and now ….6 full hours of sleep await until tomorrow’s 1/2 🙂 my brother will also be doing the half which is pretty cool 🙂 My goal is to finish within an hour after he finishes 🙂