I realized a few things when i started going back to kung fu class.  I’d forgotten how much FUN class is–how much I loved just being there and learning and working out.  I walked out of my first class back feeling like I’d regained a little part of my soul that I hadn’t even realized was missing.  

The second thing I realized was just how out of shape I am.  I’m not as bad as I was afraid I would be, but still.  It’s bad.  

So, with the goal of getting back to being able to do everything in class, I started working out on my own.  I’ve been getting up at six, doing twenty minutes on the ski machine that my grandmother gave me, and then doing some push ups, sit ups, and squats.  Then I shower, eat breakfast, and go to work.  As hard as it is to drag my ass out of bed, it’s super awesome to sit at work and know that I’ve already accomplished a goal for the day.  

Tomorrow is a kung fu night.  It’s going to be awesome.  ^_^

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at

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