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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Getting Closer to "Normal"

Or what I'd like to call normal for my life! My evenings of furious studying between work and Taekwon-Do are over. On Saturday I did my written and physical tests for my 3rd degree black belt in Taekwon-Do. I just have one more portion left of the testing process, the technical test which is on November 29th. I don't have my marks back on my written test, but I know I didn't ace it! Right away the first question (10 questions, 1.5 hours!) was something I hadn't memorized, but reviewed. Argh! What are the elements of self-defense... I know I forgot at least one of the elements. The other question that threw me for a loop was list 4 of the elements of the Instructor's responsibilities of the Instructor/Student Relationship. Argh! Again I had reviewed it but didn't memorize it! I also handed in my essay on Saturday.

The physical portion wasn't bad, I made the quotas for skipping, sit-ups, and push-ups. Then I had to run 24 laps of the track (10K) and I completed that in 74 minutes. I was a little disappointed to find that no one came out to run with us on Saturday, usually when there's black belt testing a few people will show up out of support. It was only Danielle and I on the track, but I have to thank Peter for coming out to help administer the test, and Murray as well... he was a sweetie and stuck it out to the end and encouraged me the whole time. Also a big thank you to Danielle and her parents who hung out until I was done my run. Danielle had only 8/9 laps to do I had 24, so they didn't need to stay the whole time, but they did and I really appreciate it!

So today I am one sore girl!

I've napped and I've stitched today! Here's the progress on the projects I've got on the go right now.


Tour Des Marques


Michael Powell - Mini Cottages 6

I'll be spending most of my evenings this week at the dojang practicing my patterns and step sparring for the technical testing on Sunday!

19 comments:

Chiloe said...

I'm crossing muy fingers for sunday ;-)

Tour des marques is beautiful !!!

devonaz said...

Good luck with your test,,I am sure you got it..and what beatiful progress pictures..keep us posted..

riona said...

I'll be thinking good thoughts and sending them your way on Nov 29 ... sounds like the testing is quite an ordeal.

Love the progress on TdM

claudia said...

I was running out of breath just thinking about your run of 10K! I always freeze when taking a test! I will keep my fingers crossed that yours went well! Good luck on the next faze of your testing.
Tour de Marques is coming along nicely, it is so pretty! And detailed!
Is the Michael Powell one the designer who does those great little "crooked cottages" I love those!

Julie said...

Hope you have passed them all.
Nice progress on the WIP.

Giovanna said...

Great progress on the stitching - TdM looks wonderful already! Good luck with the test.

Dee said...

You go!!!! You're almost there.

The stitching looks good too. :-)

Dani said...

Great job on the WIP! Good luck next week on your technical!

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome job - you are doing fantastic! Good luck with the rest!
Stitching looks fantastic!

Ranae said...

Good Luck with the technical test on Sunday.
Tour Des Marques is looking fabulous

Angela P said...

Sounds like a lot of "sore" work but I'm wishing you loads of luck on your Technical test :)

Donna said...

I am proud of you! And I am sure you will do well on the rest of the test. The stitching is beautiful!

RuthB said...

Good luck Saturday -- you go kick butt... if you're supposed to kick butt that is. :)

Brigitte said...

I wish you all the best of luck next Sunday.
Your Tour des Marques looks gorgeous. And I'm very curious to see more of the Mini Cottages.

Casa Pearl said...

Good luck with your test!

Lindsay said...

Best of luck for Sunday

Mary said...

I hope you passed your exam. Congrats on finishing your laps. I hope Sunday goes well for you. I will keep my fingers crossed.

Karan said...

Sounds like everything went OK. Hope the results are what you want - keeping my fingers crossed. :0)
Tour looks amazing - look forward to seeing more of those cottages. :0)

Suzanne said...

Wow, I feel tired just reading about all those laps. I hope all went well for you.

Your stitching looks lovely.