Master Scota has told me that there are plateaus we reach in training. I have reached one, and even descended a little.
Two weeks ago I pulled a ham-string. Not seriously, but enough that it was reminiscent of the time I accidentally made contact with 220v AC current. It was not exactly painful, but it didn't feel good, the muscle hurt more, but the electric jolt was similar.
Since that time I have been in a slump. I couldn't go to class the next session, and then I have felt a nagging twinge in that muscle every time I try to do a side or round-house kick.
Add that to the fact that my wife, due to a condition in her feet which coudn't get better while she was coming to class, had to quit, and I have felt like quitting.
I don't want to! I see so many benefits. My muscles are stronger, my blood-pressure is lower. I am actually learning some things.
I wish we could go to the regional championships in Myrtle Beach, but it won't work out this year. Maybe next year. We'll see.
I told Master Scota, that I'm not going to quit, I'm just at that point where I feel like quitting. However, I'll press on, and I'll try to be more elaborate in my posts here.