Start of a running drill. Sometimes I would like to scream like that when I blunder.
Can I kick my opponent under the table like that?
3 tapes down, one to go.
Tonight I did the 3rd of 4 preliminary tests before the Black Belt test in November. Each of the yellow tapes on my belt represent a test leading up to black belt. The first one I got a year ago. Then I had the hiatus due to my inability to talk and walk down stairs simultaneously. When I fell on my back month I could help to think "Here we go again! It will be another 6 months." However the back is doing better. When does it hurt the most? When I'm sitting atbthe chess board.
I will be glad when this is done. Between having to read books, write a book report, and write an essay, I feel like I'm in school again. At least I'll get a break from that stuff. However becoming a Black Belt doesn't mean it's really over. I'll start learning new things the moment I'm promoted. However I won't be stressing so much over everything I'm trying to do right now.
I will get back to some chess games in a bit. I realized I never did finish up my NYS Championship report, and then there are the misadventures of another Thankless Thursday.