Training Never Ends

Unless you allow it to

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Hey guys I’m feeling A LOT better now, just finishing up my antibiotics  (they leave a bad taste in my mouth >.<).

So when I went to the doctor’s last week I finally took the chance to mention that I frequently get dizzy/shortness of breath spells at karate. Two Thursdays ago was kind of my main motivation, because I got so bad that I needed to sit down during kata class. I really should’ve had more to drink that day, but I never feel *that* bad.

Anyway, she ran an ECG on me and noticed that I have a slightly abnormal heartbeat, so she thinks it’s related to that. It kinda goes *beat,beat,beat,pause,beat,beat,beat,pause”. I have an appointment to see a cardiologist on Friday just to make sure things are alright.

I’m not really worried or anything, but I think I agree with her that this could be the root of my issue. I’m borderline anemic, and that was originally why I was having trouble in karate. I’ve been taking iron pills since I found out (I’ll admit probably not as regularly as I should, but taking them too often makes me feel worse) and making sure I take them within the week following a dizzy spell usually does the trick. Lately though it hasn’t been working, even though I’m taking them more regularly.

Yesterday I was having a hard time breathing more than I was dizzy, and I kinda noticed that my heart was racing even though I didn’t think we really did anything to warrant it.

Maybe I’ll just skip karate tomorrow and go Thursday and Friday.

Just kinda venting a little. TL;DR: I’m getting my heart checked out and hoping that it won’t cause future issues with my karate studies.

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student-of-my-sensei:

thiswouldgogreatwithsomerosemary:

junk-os:

sometimes your 13-year old self teach you things. good things.

re blogging for the artists that follow me

I don’t know about you guys, but I kinda feel the same way about my kata. When I was at my old school I was really proud of myself. Looking back, I have improved tremendously since then, but now I’m less inclined to be proud of a kata and even less likely to share with co-workers, classmates, etc. that I have been an active karate practitioner for some 8-odd years.

Just a little food for thought I suppose. 

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