<insert HUGE sigh of relief here>
Well…make that quasi-sigh of relief. It ain’t over yet!
BUT the first step towards certification is done. I got my Kick video assessment recorded and now the waiting game begins!! <—-and no, I’m NOT the patient time so this should be an interesting next coupla weeks. 😉
But eeeeeeeeeee!! I did it. I got ‘er done and after letting it all settle in my brain, I don’t think I did half bad. Of course, I’m my own worst critic so these are the thoughts running around in my head:
Hmm. I cued them to jab and rip four times when it should’ve been four jabs, two rips.
And wow, I was so out of breath during track 4 (Kick track) that I could hardly get my pre-cues out…and even missed a couple pre-cues. Ack.
I shuffled on the right when I should’ve been on the left during track 7. Is that a reason to fail me??
And damn, by track 8 (second muay thai) was I aggressive enough? Powerful enough? Sharp enough. I don’t know.
BUT…I did it. Rewind to December and I couldn’t even BEGIN to fathom how I’d ever get to this point. It seemed insurmountable. Impossible even. But yet, here I am. This is my dream, my passion! And I’m doing it. I got this.
Ahhh. <insert true sigh of relief and satisfaction here>
Probably the most awesome moment of the night? Meeting a brand new gym member who had never heard of Kick, never taken the class. She asked about it beforehand, I gave her a few tips and she said she’d give it a whirl but warned that if she left partway through not to take offense if she just couldn’t get through it. Knowing she was new, I kept an eye on her in the back of the class. She was smiling the entire time. She obviously wasn’t as caught up as the others in class, the “regulars” that is. But she was having fun!! I could tell. It got me through some of the tougher parts of the class – seeing her smiling big the whole time.
After class? She came up to me to thank me. Said I was an “awesome instructor” and that she LOVED the class. Loved it. Thought I was an awesome instructor. Really?? She thought I was awesome?? AND she told a few other instructors who were milling about in the halls the very same thing. Wow. I made an impact on someone. I inspired them! Now THAT, my friends, is exactly why I’m here, plowing along this Kick journey come hell or highwater. 😉
With that, I’m off to hit the shower – I am one sweaty, bedraggled, smelly (sorry Scott!) chica. Thank you for all of your support and awesome comments, you guys are the best, as usual! 🙂