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The Healing Power of BJJ

So I’m still in the midst of my “cold”, and I would like to explain I consider it a “cold” bunny ears and all.

Before I started Jiu Jitsu I used to get nasty, horrible, I might-legitimately-die-from-this kind of colds. I remember the worst one was so bad that I developed an acute skin sensitivity and just the feel of denim rubbing against my leg was painful. I couldn’t breathe, I nearly lost my voice from all the post-nasal drip, and a myriad of other super great symptoms I would rather not describe.

Needless to say, it was really gross.

This first year I started to train in Jiu Jitsu, I didn’t get a cold. There was maybe one day where I felt a couple of cold-like symptoms, but they were gone the next day.

Since I have started training, I may get a little bit of the sniffles, maybe a little sinus pressure, but I don’t get knocked on my ass anymore by some cold virus with a vendetta against me.

It’s pretty awesome.

I don’t know if it’s all the training, or the vitamins I have been taking since I have started training, but I just thank my lucky stars I have not had a repeat performance of that virus of death. It also just reminds me while feeling kind of run-down right now sucks, it could be a hell of lot worse. And that, my friends, is the healing power of BJJ.


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This is going to get me in trouble, but whatever:

I don’t think I’ve posted this here, but since it’s short and sweet, I’ll put it up:

Why I don’t have the hots for Robert Pattinson, the dude from Twilight, which girls seem to go nutso over:

Most girls see unkempt, wild but sensitive bad boy whatever-the-hell.

…I see ringworm and staph just waiting to happen.

Call me shallow, but I like avoiding MRSA.

That is all.

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Ways to Use this Cold to my Advantage

So I totally have a cold, and it sucks a big one, but I’m trying to think of ways to use this to my advantage…

1. I could drink lots and lots of hot tea and eat soup with lots of pepper to lose the water weight.

2. And hey, I could stay on a liquid diet, because that’s all I feel like eating anyway.

3. I could go to other gyms and claim to be interested in joining, and get all of them sick!

Those are the best ideas I have for now that would fit into the constructs of what I need to get ready for this tournament.

in all honesty, I probably should just stay in bed, but I can’t: I took a nap this afternoon, and I already feel like time is wasting, with me just sitting around, doing nothing. Max also has the sniffles, so I think he’s just going to have to be my training partner for the next couple of days, whether he likes it or not.

The couple that’s sick together, stays together ❤

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