Hi folks! Sorry for the lack of posts, a lot has been happening since Tuesday. Firstly my throat is hoarse from all the kiai at the Dojo Tuesday and secondly that virus had hit me harder than I thought. I was feeling rough as hell Wednesday when I got up. More than I should have even after the intense Karate session so I decided to listen to my body and take it easy and rest up a day. Thursday I was planning on hitting the gym. But was called upon by my nan to do some intense gardening ready for some some more gravel shoveling next week. Basically spent 31/2 hours non stop turning, raking and weeding through my Nan's huge back garden. Carrying bricks and large chunks of concrete about and weeding were all in there too. It was a shirt off dripping in sweat job. but it's all sorted. By the amount of space I had to work I'm probably looking at about 5/6 tonnes of pea gravel to shovel next time. Should be a good workout! Yesterday I felt the virus was fully out the way and decided to get back to normal and hit my Yoga and Body Combat Classes. The yoga is getting easier and I'm learning to really control my breathing and relax when flexing now. Think I'm starting to get the hang of it anyway! Body combat was solid as usual. Didn't stop moving for almost a solid hour and I was almost going flat out towards the end just to make it count. Got really bad stitch and it just served to give me the aggression to push even more. Can't wait for Monday to roll round now and carry on as normal! Have a good weekend folks! On a side note, if there's still anyone reading this, please chime in if there's anything you'd like to see training wise either in pics or vids. Don't mind doing the odd kata (though not a speciality) or even attempting ridiculous challenges (my current one being to do a one arm, one leg pushup that I saw Sportacus do in Lazy Town). Your input is important to me guys so chime in, criticise, and lend me your experience as and when you can!