It was exhilarating, exhausting, intense, brutal, awesome. We were pushed very hard for two hours and I was making old-man noises when I got home. But I also feel like I'm really a third of the way to earning that second stripe on my belt.
At one point, Shihan said, "This is what you've been training for." Which was certainly true up to a point, but what I'm looking most forward to is what's on the other side of these four days we'll be getting the shit kicked out of us. *wry grin* There's so much more I want to accomplish, both as a student and as a teacher, once I become a nidan. And this is the road through it.
And it's exhilarating, exhausting, intense, brutal, and awesome. *big grin*
Tomorrow and Friday day I rest up, work on The Project That Cannot Be Named (Yet), and get ready for day 2......