The dumb side
In jiu jitsu, people tend to have what I call a smart side and a dumb side. For instance, some people can complete the guard pass to the left very easily, but are more awkward when they try to pass to the right. Or they prefer to attack the right arm for an Americana and hit it consistently whereas when they attack the left arm they have far less success.
Vince says wrestlers can be this way sometimes too--he knows a lot of wrestlers who will only shoot for an outside single from the left, for instance.
As with many things jiu jitsu related, I see the effects of my smart side and my dumb side in my life, too. I'd like to say that this past week I've not written because I've been out and about creating awesomeness in the world, but truly I'm glad the week is over because I've been busy showcasing my dumb side like crazy.
I don't want to go into too much detail about what I've been doing--I am a woman of mystery, after all. (Not buying it, after almost 4 years of gory detail about my life? Understandable. But still.) Suffice it to say that I'm working on it and hoping this week will be better.
In other news, I'm training and CrossFitting a lot, getting ready for competition. I also spent a hilarious day yesterday with Su, Miguel, Ben, and Zeb, eating Greek food and playing video games at the arcade on the Santa Monica pier (Galaga, Centipede, and Area 51, to be exact). Oh, and a cupcake may have been eaten. A devil's food one with peanut butter frosting and peanut butter inside. Maybe. And then an elevated heart rate and a little hyperactivity may have ensued. But the data are inconclusive.
And today I'm getting caught up on a bunch of things, mostly grading. Tomorrow it's back to the grind, which for me involves doing two things I love, training and CrossFitting, and seeing a bunch of people I like. So it's not that grindy after all. Things are looking up! Just gotta lead with the smart side.