This week I haven't done Jiu Jitsu at all, I honestly feel guilty about it. I love Jiu Jitsu so much! I can't even remember the last time I took that long of a break. In the beginning of summer, I traveled to Florida, but even then I took a few classes. This past Saturday was the last time I stepped on a mat and I missed some of the class because I was running late. I don't like to miss any classes because we learn something new every day and I feel like I'm missing out on new submissions or transitions.
My dad also took a break this week, he has been consistently going to class for about two months after a very long break due to travel for work. He has been super sore and has been having joint pain throughout the past months. He decided to take a break so that he can heal and see if it helps. He said he hasn't felt better in a long time. My reasons are different than my dad's. I wasn't feeling good on Tuesday, and I wouldn't want to do Jiu Jitsu when I'm sick because I don't want to pass on my sickness to anyone else. Today, I took off because although I'm feeling great, it's Halloween and I wanted to help my parents hand out candy and hangout with my family. I won't be able to train Saturday since there is a tournament, I'm not competing, but some people from my gym are and I want to support them. Several members of the gym are competing on Saturday, so I won't be able to train again until Tuesday. I'm looking forward to going to the tournament and watching my teammates. I have other activities that I do for school throughout the week, so missing even one day is a big deal and cuts into much needed mat time.
It's not like I was just taking a break to take it, I wasn't feeling good at all. I feel the need to justify why I would even think about having a week to myself, but I think that since I train as much as I can and work my hardest, it was well deserved. I understand that rest and healing is important, but it's a lot more fun to go to class and roll. On the days that I have class, I literally think about going to class all day. It's my favorite thing to do and can turn a bad day into a great one. I would much rather take a week off of school and attend Jiu Jitsu class every day. 😂
I won't be taking any time off for the rest of the year because there is something that I'm working toward that is coming up very soon. You can read about this next week my next entry... "Goals"
I hope you enjoyed! 😜