Slice of life writing challenge - Day 31

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sweat dripping down my forehead, heavy breathing and heartbeat pounding. I want to stop and get a drink of water but I'm pushing through the set of punches.
I say in my head, jab, jab, cross, cross, hook, hook, upper, upper, jab, jab, cross...... to keep me on time with the beat of the music, knees bent toe turning, looking where I punch.
Me and 8 other women kick and punch for 55 mins. Me I kick and punch out the stress and my frustrations and when it's over I feel stronger, powerful--ready to take on the world.
I started taking kickboxing back when I was in high school-- a couple guys would come out to my hometown and we would work out in the school gym. In those classes though it was real kickboxing where we learned to "fight" each other. We spared and had mats that your partner would hold and you would kick. I left with bruises all over. Now I take exercise kickboxing classes...no kicking mats just the air. It is my absolute favorite form of exercise. My legs and arms are going to kill tomorrow but I can't wait till next Mondays class.

4 comments:

BK said...

I love exercise and wish I would be in a groove of a routine like yours Ashley. I'm going to put the visual image of you kicking in the air right my mind right now.
Bonnie

Stacey from Two Writing Teachers said...

You did it! Remember when you weren't sure if you could keep up with the SOLSC... wow! Look at all of the great writing you have to share with your kiddos now. :)

Blink said...

One of my fave subjects has always been recess! Great images of a good workout.

Karen said...

I'm so envious of your exercising. I have a routine, but it's far more "old-lady" -- walking briskly 4 times a week, and Curves 3 times. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to move the next day if I kick-boxed.
Good for you, and great description of the moment!