Purling Dervish

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I win by losing

Jul-13-2014 By Stacey

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Team Lutter at the Matshark tournament yesterday. Of course, after I rolled. They never take a picture before I get all sweaty and gross. I also may have forgotten my sock at home, so it didn’t get to go on an adventure yesterday. I wonder if I can take a bunch of them today to open mat and put them in BJJ positions.

Nah! Too much work.

Results? Meh. I had two matches and I got silver. I really wanted to win and ended up in an Americana (the last picture shows the fun) and tapped a little later than I should have. It was my floppy, so I wasn’t able to compete in the Absolute. Some ice, a compression sleeve, and the IF unit and I should be good to go by Monday.

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It’s been hot and I couldn’t train for about a week and a half. This could be a problem if I want to compete during the summer. (Unless we get mats and turn our living room into a mini dojo.) Not that it excuses not being good enough to win.  Besides, the girl I lost to was like 19. Hello 22 year age difference! That’s an excuse I might be able to live with.

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I so want to prove a point. That even with the NMO and the floppy that I can do this. That I can be good. There are people missing limbs that win gold on an international level for Pete’s sake!  I really get frustrated by my limitations. I’m not looking for comments on this, I just want to say a big EFF YOU to the situation getting in the way of my plans. 

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 Soooo… anyway! No sock knitting or spinning yesterday. I’m going to see what the day holds before I commit to doing anything besides going to the pool and napping.

Happy Sunday y’all! What are you doing today?

p.s. Texas competed in two divisions and came home with a Silver and a Bronze. And a hurt elbow. At least it is his left and we can still hold hands. 😀

  1. CindyCindy Said,

    Sounds like a tough competition. Painful, anyway. I’m sorry the sock was forgotten, but maybe it just needed some alone time.

  2. Angie Said,

    I like that you can still hold hands. 😀 Heal up, you guys!

  3. Marilyn Said,

    You’ve got a good reason for hurting. I did housework and I’m in pain. How out of shape is that!?! o.0
    Nice that you still can hold hands. :)

  4. margene Said,

    Silver sounds great! In fact, it sounds wonderful to have won something, no? If I competed the way you do, I’d be in bed for a week. I hate limitations and that nothing can be done about them. Whine all you want, but know you’re a winner, at least to me.

  5. Cheryl S. Said,

    You can do it! Look how far you’ve come already.

  6. Sarah Said,

    Woohoo! Congratulations! You are doing it! xoxo