Crouching Body Screaming Ninjas

on January 28, 2011 in Misc

You know you’re too desperate to make your stiff body feel better when you do stretching exercises in front of your coworkers.

Not that I made a spectacle of myself.  And I’m good at pretending to be a normal professional.   But when I was in the open area around the photocopy machine I put my legs up on tables and cabinets and twisted my torso until it screamed at me to stop already.   Eventually I did, but not until my body felt better.

Sore thighs and a sore butt – that’s what I get for going to fencing three nights in a row.   That’s also what I get for fencing a few new people who are top rated and jump around like screaming ninjas on meth and lunge and jab their epees like they’re in some freaking martial arts movie.   A couple of my fellow fencers have been telling me that I need to be more aggressive when I fence.   Well, I sure as hell got aggressive when I was up against a particular ninja maniac who tried to turn me into a pin cushion.   It was hit her back or die trying.

Just think – these new people are now going to be coming to our club regularly.   Oh joy.

I’ve decided that this weekend I’ll concentrate only on stretching and doing some old dance/ballet exercises because they give me a solid endorphin rush.   I’ve had enough pain this week.  For the next few days I just wanna feel good.

Of course I’ll also push myself on editing The Compass Master because I’ve really fallen behind with that job.  I thought I’d be done by the end of this month, but far from it.  Drats.

So have a good weekend, y’all.  And avoid screaming ninjas.

6 Responses to “Crouching Body Screaming Ninjas”

  1. Hart says:

    Oh dear… You KNOW though, these new people are pushing you, yes? So even though it’s hard to adjust it might be good for you? Or not so much? I hope you get all the kinks stretched.

    I LOVE the little ninja cat (and totally can envision the orange one flying down the stairs the moment he lands.

  2. Ben says:

    Long time – no comment! I’ve taken a bit of a break from the internet; so, sorry for being vacant. As for fencing, comgrats on taking on the best ninjas in the club! You get better by fighting the best! And, good luck editing, that can be a pain – i’m going through it now with my own story. It is long sad slow.

  3. Helena says:

    Hart — The screaming ninjas will definitely make me be a better fencer. But you should hear them — they make the place sound like an out-of-control martial arts movie. Which is only fun when it’s not aimed in your direction.

  4. Helena says:

    Ben — Welcome back! And of course your editing is going slow ’cause you’ve got so much else going on. Hope student life is being fun and great for you.

  5. Ciara Knight says:

    I feel for you, Helena. Although, I miss working out. I can’t wait to get back to Zumba, running and rock climbing. :) I’ve always wanted to try fencing. I’ll have to look into that.

  6. Helena says:

    Ciara – I’ve never heard of Zumba. It sounds challenging!