For the A-to-Z Challenge 2017 I’m writing all about myself. Every post will be some random fact or bit of information about me that you may or may not have already known. Maybe you’ll learn something! Feel free to let me know! ^_^
Those who know me these days would be hard-pressed to believe that I was ever involved in any kind of sport, but I did actually go through a period of a few years during which I was quite involved in Tae Kwon Do. I got into it when my boyfriend of the time did, and I ended up enjoying it a heck of a lot more than I expected to. I wasn’t confident at first, because I’ve never been good at anything even the littlest bit athletic, but one thing that I have always had is a decent amount of strength in my legs, and that played into Tae Kwon Do very nicely.
The repetition of practicing kicks was both soothing, as well as being an excellent workout. I loved doing my forms, and although I wasn’t a fan of the jogging at the beginning of every class, I actually rather enjoyed sparring with my classmates.
Sparring wasn’t the best though. Contrary to the fact that I wasn’t a huge fan of being the center of attention back then, I really enjoyed going to competitions and fighting all out. There was something extremely cathartic about really genuinely fighting someone with all my might. That said, it was a bit of a double-edged sword, because as I was trying to kick my opponent as hard as I could, so she was trying to kick me as hard as she could. And as I was never the greatest at dodging, the result of these fights was usually more than a few kicks straight to the head.
Upon further thought…that may have been around the time that I found my brain decided to stop working properly. There’s something to think on. :3
Did you ever participate in any kind of sports? Did you enjoy them? Feel free to comment!