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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Breaking down

Last night I did something I've never done before...

I broke a 1 inch pine board completely in two!!!

Okay, that may not be exciting to you... but it totally was for me! Adrenaline rush and hand slaps and cheers from the class and all.

Here's the play by play: David and I lined up together to break boards. He went first.

First try, he split the board clean in two.

So, of course, I had to do it too. ;-) And I did. Woot!

It was such a cool feeling to know I'd focused on a task and succeeded. So much of writing and mommy-ing doesn't afford that instant gratification.

The coolest part was I did it! My hand went through wood. And I felt just a tad of superhero-ness. ;-)

After our first try went so well, David and I decided to do synchronized board breaking.

I so wish I had pictures... it was a hoot. David counted down, and then on three we slammed through the boards.

But... alas.... I'm still old and my hands are screaming at me today and one is a nice reddish blue color.

Truth be told... old has nothing to do with it. I just got so focused on breaking the board because David did that I forgot to use good form.

My sore hand is teaching me all about focus and good form.

So next time I'll split the boards without taking home a blue and red trophy. :-)

Okay, now it's your turn. What new thing have you tried and found out you could do? Share the excitement. And maybe even the lessons learned.

I'm all ears. And sore hands. Prayers appreciated. :-)


Alicia The Snowflake said...

Oh that is way cool! I am completely impressed. You're a great writer & you can chop a board in two. Are you able to scale tall buildings in a single bound, too? ;)

Amy Wallace said...

Thank you, dear friend, for being impressed! ;-)

I'm working on that scaling tall buildings. But I think that's for a few super hero test levels above mine. I'll let you know when I get there, though. ;-)

Love2beMom said...

I'm very impressed as well. I wouldn't have the guts to do that...I'd hesitate and really hurt myself. So kudos to you!! :o) Last thing I got excited about doing was holding a shark, but I don't think that is quite up there with your accomplishment. I need to branch out more. Lol.

Edna said...

I always wanted to sing a solo in chirch, but am really chy and so nervoud, I heard a sone, (I hope we take the last steo together) so I bouth the tape and sang it at home without any one listening and then I let my shoir director hear it, then I got the nerve to actually sing it to my husband on a father's day, and he say there and cried, I was so proud, I really did it. Praise God


Amy Wallace said...

Holding a shark is a pretty cool thing to be excited about too. ;-)

My kids might actually be more impressed with that than my breaking boards. LOL

Amy Wallace said...


I am SOOOO impressed! And very proud of you too. I'm sure you touched the hearts of everyone there. Way to go!!!

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