Sunday, August 6, 2006

Is the Internet exercise?

Funny thing happened today. There is supposedly a group of people who get together to play soccer every Sunday evening. I didn't have church tonight, so I thought I'd go play. Unfortunately, I was the only one there! Story of my life. Pretty funny, though.

I am going to really try to start getting back into shape. I've been watching Final Fu on MTV2, and it's really got me itching to get back into martial arts. The problem is, I'm not sure I want to take at a school. I wish I had the equipment to practice myself, because I know what I want out of myself and how to get it - at the moment I don't need outside instruction. I'm not saying that I'll never go back to a martial arts school or that I'm better than any instructor; just that I don't need one now. My martial arts journey doesn't require others at the moment. So anyway, I think I'm going running tomorrow morning, just to do something for exercise. I hate running; I don't think I'm very good at it.

I'm trying to exercise again because I think my body is starting to rebel on me. I have several nagging injuries that just won't seem to go away. One of them is my left knee; a ligament on the outside just started hurting for no apparent reason about 3 months ago. It doesn't hurt bad enough that I can't do things, it's just bad enough that I know it's not full strength. Anytime I try to make my knee do a lateral movement it hurts. I was showing someone a snap sidekick the other day and it really hurt. But I have always thought that physical activity would heal many ails. When I have trouble sleeping or small injuries, I always believe that exercise will cure me. Weird, I know, but I really think the body has amazing abilities when taken care of, and I haven't been taking care of mine. Of course, all this could just be because I am getting old.