So I finally went to karate practice today. Tuesday is the beginners’ practice, but this didn’t stop me from getting annihilated by the warm-up drill. Today’s sensei is partial to those infernal pushups done on clenched fists, as well as some punishing ab exercises. Makes me wish I hadn’t quit working out a couple months ago.

After that the practice gradually decreased in intensity; the easiest part, surprisingly, was the Bassai practice at the end. (Mostly because nobody knew it very well, so we did it step by step.)

Then I came back home and had some beer and penne alla vodka. I’m feeling much better now! The cruise report is impending, but it will probably be posted tomorrow. (Really!)