Candidate Journals

King Tiger Tae Kwon Do Black Belt candidates blog daily about their journey: their thoughts and feelings, their struggles and successes; their pain and their encouragement. Follow along on their journey; words of encouragement are always welcome!

November 1st

Today I didn't have school so I just chilled out at home. I stayed in bed till 10 and was planning to stay in their till 12. But my parents told me to come and get up so I got out of bed and did my normal routine. I had breakfast and played on my computer till 11. At 11 I went to my doctors appointment which I had to get my Flu shot, HPV shot, Meningitis shot, TD booster shot, and Pertussis shot. So I came home and my arm was so numb and it hurt whenever I moved it. So I just chilled out till my parents made me go to after school class. That was my day bye.
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Oct 31

Today I stayed in bed till 11:15 because why not. I was just watching TV from 8 to 11. When I came down stairs I had breakfast which was ok. I'm very bored actually so I'm going to do something to keep me entertained. This was my short blog bye.
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Oct 29th

Today I didn't do my every day routine because I didn't have school. Instead of doing my normal routine I went in this order, get out of bed, brush my teeth do requirements and go downstairs. For breakfast I just had a bowl of cereal which wasn't half bad. Since I didn't have school today I tried to do as much requirements as I could. Now I have finished my pushups and poomsaes. Now all I need to do is finish my self-defense. Once I reached my goal for the day I played on my new gaming PC which was fun cause now I have a new headset. I played on it for about 2 or 3 hours but then had to get changed because I went to BBC at Lake Norman. It was a pretty fun time their we did poomsaes, self-defense and going over which poomsaes had 5 or...
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Oct 28th

Today I did the same thing I do every morning get out of bed, brush my teeth, some requirements, shower, and change clothes. For breakfast I had that cinnamon toast with bacon and sausage which was yummy. Once I arrived at school I did some IXL before class started. In our morning meeting we told some funny jokes like, why couldn't the vampire go to sleep? Because of his coffin bud dum dum ch. That actually made me laugh a little bit. Once school was over I went to TKD after school which was pretty fun. Then I came home and got ready for sparring. That was my day bye.
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Oct 27th

Today I did the usual wake up, brush my teeth, take a shower, and change clothes. Today I had a great breakfast I had cinnamon toast which tasted really good with butter on it. After I had breakfast I went to school and did some IXL before class started. Once school was over I went over to TKD after school. Which was ok it wasn't that fun because people couldn't control them selves but besides it was pretty cool. When we did class our instructors tried to have some fun but some people wouldn't stop talking so they had to do plank the rest of the time. Anyways when we were done I mentored my mentee and got mentored. Then I left and chilled out before BBC. That was my day bye.
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Oct 25th i'm so exited!

Today I did my normal every morning routine getting up brushing my teeth, taking a shower, doing my hair, and changing my clothes. Once I came downstairs I had a bowl of Rice Krispies which was pretty good. Which reminded me on how my birthday was tomorrow. After breakfast I came to school and did some IXL before my first block started. During my blocks nothing really happened just reading and answering questions TBH it actually isn't as boring as you think. Once school was over I went to TKD after school and practiced my forms and self-defense even though kids were trying to distract me. I helped out with after school class so I got another Leadership credit out of the way. I also did a mentee session on got mentored my mentee is MJ and my mentor is Master Weeks. Once everything was done I came home showered blogged...
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Oct24

Today my dog got out and we had to chase him down.  I also helped my mom fold up the camping gear from my brothers camping trip this weekend.  I got to go up yesterday and spend time with his pack after testing.  My scoutmaster was there so I was able to go the climbing wall and  zip line. The best part is it was only a couple of us there so we go to do it for a while.  
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Oct 23rd

Today I was sore from yesterdays testing I mean like my arms and legs were killing me. But I knew today was the day that we had to perform in front of our parents. I was super nervous at first because just thinking about all the sets of eyes on you is nerve-racking. But before I started I remembered this is just for show they had already graded us this was just to show what you know to your friends for family. During testing we started off with poomsaes and kicks. Which was fun because I already knew what I needed to correct. When it came to the breaking I did the speed and favorite break but I just couldn't do the hurricane back and brick break. But I was able to redeem myself by doing my self-defense correctly. Once that was all done we went to go watch the creative...
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10/21

Today was ok. Had to wake up early. Last long day of the cycle! Hope everyone is ready!
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10/21

I am very excited. I hope that everyone does well and I will see you try your hardest!
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Good Luck Everyone

I am only writing this blog so I can say good luck to everyone.  I hope everyone does well.  Bring your best effort!  Be sharp and kiop loud!   10/22/2021
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Oct 21

Today I had to finish up some math work from being out of school on Monday.  After sparring tonight we went to watch my little brother play baseball.  His team beat the first place team.  Now Callen's team is back in the lead for the season.   I am getting really excited about testing tomorrow night.  
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10/21

Oh goodness. Tomorrow's going to be a long day. I have to wake up at 7:30, go to a student council meeting, than come home and go to testing. I am very excited. I am ready and I will see you guys there!
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Last day!

Last day before testing! Some self-defenses work tonight with Peyton, then some weapons forms and some work with Charlie. Who helped me relax a  little, Mr. Suplex too with a great talk. I love that we are all so different but that we are all doing this thing together and getting each other through it. See y'all tomorrow night!!
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maybe bad things really can be good

Today the fire alarm at our school broke right when we were going to dismiss and go to 7th. The fire alarm started ringing and everyone thought it was a real fire because there was no notice. We had to wait outside for 30 an hour in the sun. The firefighters came and checked the school and made sure that it was safe to go back inside. Once we were cleared we went inside and went to our 7th period. In 7th period which for me is Science we had to take a test that I forgot to study for but the alarm rang again and we were just about to head outside but then they came on the speakers and told us to ignore it and continue class. The alarm is right next to me and my ears are really sore from it and since i'm really photosensitive the bright...
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Marcus Hendricks - 10/21

Got my creative form finished and recorded today. I'll be spending all of tomorrow making sure it doesn't have any rough edges. Im not feeling nervous YET for testing, but I am well aware that those feelings will be coming to me shortly.  Tomorrow is a big day! :^D
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Last day before testing i'm stressed.

Today I did the normal morning stuff. You know like brushing my teeth, Doing my hair and changing clothes to go eat. Once I got to school I had like 15 or 20 minutes to do IXL or talk with my friends so I talked and did some IXL. Once math started we had a quiz which was hard but I think I did a pretty good job on it. After I had finished it I played a math came with my friend Tyson but I call him TyTy. In my next block S.S I had some fun because when I was done we could draw and color and I like doing that. I'm just going to skip the rest of my blocks because nothing really happened. Oh wait something did happen in P.E we played ultimate frisbee. Which was super fun because I could catch and throw the frisbee. After...
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Thursday, 10/21

Today was pretty good.  I am almost finished with all of my requirements!  I will get them done before tomorrow night.  I think I am ready for tomorrow and testing.  
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10/21

Today I went to school and it was pretty normal day and now I will go to sparring.
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10/21

Yesterday was so busy, I had to go to nursing orientation. Then I went to a small meeting at my school with representatives from the White House, they asked about COVID, going back to school, and other things about education. It was a nice opportunity. 
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10/20

Today was ok, I went to school then Class, and we were practicing for board breaking techniques. I am very excited for testing. I hope you guys are too. Bye 
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Wednesday 10/20

Today was another good day at work, Anytime Fitness and then a nice evening. Today is also my sister Jackie's Birthday. I am blessed with 4 amazing siblings not the least is Jacqueline Mae Lloyd who is a Geophysicist. She is retired Vice Principle for the Florida Geological Survey who is full of love and awe for life. So today I celebrated her love and joy in everything I did. 
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Marcus Hendricks - 10/20

Forgot about figuring out a breaking routine. So that's what I will be working on tomorrow as well. Other than that everything is going well. I'm excited to get through this weekend.
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October 20th

Today we had the first round of playoffs for tennis. We won this round so our next match is next Tuesday. After the match I went to the dojang for last minute prep and a teach class. It’s the last hours before testing!
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10-19

Some poomsae and self-defense work tonight in class and then some more breaking practice with Master Hartle.  I am running on empty today. I just ate a bowl of cereal for dinner and am calling it a day in a bit. Stretching out first though😀
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Oct 20

Today I have been feeling much better.  Today at Tae Kwon Do I was taught the proper form to break a brick.  We propped a board on two cinderblocks and we used the green board.  Little chucks of cinder block were coming off as we were hitting the board.   I am getting excited about testing on Friday.   
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Oct 20

Today I had school so I had to wake up early and do normal morning stuff. Brush my teeth, change clothes and do my hair. Once I got to school I went on this school app called IXL which is where I can learn language arts and math. Once school offically started I did math which was fun I guess. Once I finished that block I went to my 2nd which was S.S which was not so fun because we had to read the whole time. I'm going to skip the rest of my blocks cause nothing happened in those either. So once school was over I went to TKD after school and I wasn't supposed to take class because of my brothers game but I had forgot so I had changed and took class. But right before it started I had to leave and I was like why I am...
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Oct19

Today I was feeling better so I went to class at king tiger and had a baseball game. We won 7-4 and are still undefeated. We are still #1 in the standings.  I am sad that I will miss my baseball game on Friday, but I am sure they will still play  a good game and win.  
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10/19

Today was really nice. I went to school, came home, cooked dinner, and that is it. I hope everyone is getting requirements done!
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10-19

Good class tonight with some work with Master Marcus on brick breaking and a mentor session on weapons with Master Lloyd. Also self-defenses with Master Chelley. All in all a productive day!
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Today we had math test which was surprisingly easy.I am excited because I will get a locker tomorrow. I went to TKD and had to teach my best friend. that's all bye.  
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Tuesday, 10/19

Went to school and we reviewed more in math.  After school I finished my run then I did some push ups.  I went to class after that.  I got 205 push ups done which finished my 10,000 push ups.  I also did some self defense and broke 2 bricks.  Tomorrow I will have another class.  See you.  
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Tuesday 10/19

3 days until testing for all of the Fall 2021 Black Belt Cycle Candidates. I am looking forward to watching everyone test. Everyone has worked very hard for this moment. Don't forget to enjoy it. 
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10/19

Today I went to school and got a lot of work done. Then I came home to watch tv and have a snack. Then I did homework and chores. We had dinner. Then my dad came home and we went to class with my brothers. I helped with class and did some self-defense. Then at the end of class Master Marcus and the black belts practiced brick boarding and I did well! Then Master Chelley drove me home and here we are now.
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October 19th

Today was my first day back to school after fall break. It was a pretty normal day at school. I have tennis practice after school and then I’m gonna go to the dojang. Testing is just a few days away so last minute preparation or happening.
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10/18

Took a lot of time today to do homework, read emails, build my calendar. Feeling much better about the task I need to do this week

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today at school we got lockers and practiced using them. we also had a math benchmark. i came home and did requirements and homework.
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10/18

Today I went to school and had alot of work to do and it was exhausting, I then went to tae kwondo and helped out with the whitebelt class, then did my own class where we practiced poomsaes and self defenses. I also did a total of 105 pushups, situps, 58 poomsaes, 26 self defenses and 250 kicks. Today was an overall good day.
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10/18

Crazy. I can't believe that in 4 days, I will be up past midnight doing poomsaes. I did a 1 on 1 class with Master Chelly , then had a mentor with Ms. Jen. See you tomorrow!
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Monday 10/18

Monday was in full Monday mode. As the Health Inspector arrived today, someone in Building 1 West pulled the Fire Alarm. It was like being back in the dorm in college. We had to wait 30 minutes to return to the Cafe. The Health Inspector executed her inspection giving us a 99.0. All things considered, I will take it. The rest of the day was a little anti-climatic. 
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Oct 18

I had to stay home from school because I was still sick today. My mom said if I am still sick tomorrow I am going to have to go back to the doctor.  I did have to do some school work today so I would not get behind. 
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Monday, 10/18

Today I went to school.  We had a review in math on Unit 2.  When I got home I did a 2 mile run and now I have only 1.6 miles left to go.  Then I did a bunch of push ups and sit ups.   I went to class tonight where we mostly worked on kicks.  When we got home I did some jump rope and more kicks and self defenses. See you tomorrow.  
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Oct 18th

Today I woke up late since I didn't have school. Haha. When I was getting up late I thought my teacher was going to be so mad because I was 4 hours late. So I thought "Oh man oh man oh man". But then I went downstairs and figured out I didn't have school. So then I ate Brunch with my brother. Once I had finished eating I played outside with him for a little bit until I wanted to do some of my requirements. I didn't want to but I had to because I was behind in some categories. Anyways when I finished my requirements for the day I played some Basketball with my next door neighbor it was really fun. Then I came inside took a shower but I had to do some push-ups because I wasn't listening so that wasn't fun. Then I went to blog and ate...
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10/18

Today I went to school for the beginning of quarter 2. Nothing changed but electives. I came home and had a snack and did homework. I will be going to class.
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October 18th

I’ve been in the mountains for the past couple days and it’s been nice and relaxing. We did some hiking and saw some waterfalls. It was a little cold, but i’m going zip lining today. The last few days of the cycle are here!
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10-17

I love this weather. Opened all the windows in the house today and got some fresh air in it. Walked the dogs this morning and then workout at 9Round, then tree shopping. Home to work on my poomsaes and self-defenses. And lots of stretching. Then a nap, disappointment in the form of a Browns game and some driving and errand running with Jason. Just a couple of days left!
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10/17

I worked Saturday morning, the had lunch with my mom and boyfriend. When I got home around 4 I took a nap that lasted until Sunday. I'm filling overwhelmed, but their is much to do besides keep pushing and try to find ways to get proper sleep and task done.
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10/17

This weekend was very busy I was taking care of my dog and washing my clothes and trying to practice my poomsaes for my black belt cycle. I did a total of 300 pushups, 280 situps 58 poomsaesand 26 self defense.Today was a busy day.
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10/17

Today was okay, we came home from mu grandparents house after a delicious brunch. I had 4 pieces of egg and sausage pie. After I went to youth and came home and watched football. Not ready for Monday. Bye
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Today we had to go to this event for my moms non profit. Some anniversary thing. After that I did requirements. Then my long lost best friend and her family came to my house. I took her on a walk around my community were I took her to her old friends house. They had a peaceful reunion and exchanged phone numbers and stuff. I introduced her to my other friend (a.k.a. The Tik-Toker). They became besties even though they only had known each other for 5 minutes. They made me get discord and now I have 25 contacts. She just left and it is time to go to bed.
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Sunday 10/17

Sunday is still the best day of the week. "Keep Holy the Sabbath" Exodus 20:2 For me, this day is the end of a nice weekend with my parents who are 93 and 91. They both need care and attention. I consider it a blessing to be able to participate in the care of two people who have cared for me and my siblings for 7 decades. 
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Oct 17

Today I helped put out our Halloween decorations up outside.   Also today my throat started hurting and went to the see the doctor.  Thankfully I don't have anything seriously bad.  Just allergies.   
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Sunday

Today I got up and did a bunch of push ups sit ups among other things.  I am caught back up and am just about to go play some video games.  See you tomorrow.
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Oct 17th

Today I had woken up early but got out of bed late. I woke up at 8:00 but got out of bed at 11:23. Yes I remember the exact time. Once I got out of bed I did normal morning stuff taking a shower, brushing my teeth, changing clothes and doing my hair.T hen I went downstairs and had french toast with some sausage. It tasted really good since I haven't had it in a while. Anyways once I finished Brunch I played 4 square with my brother outside. I was beating him so much he went inside. Once he went inside I bounced the ball for a little but then got bored so I went inside and did some requirements which was actually kinda fun. Then I finished that and played on the computer and chilled out. That was my day bye.
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10/17

Today Is a good day I woke up late and had a big breakfast. Then I went and did jump rope. Then we played with our next door neighbor for a while. Then I did the rest of my requirements and here we are now.
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T-MINUS 6 DAYS???

Today I went to Sparring class and BBC and came home and practiced my forms and self defenses. That's all.
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Oct 16

Today we went to pick out my shrub.  I decided on the one I got because it will have red flowers.   After my brother finished his tutoring we went out side played outside for a while.   
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Oct 16th

Today was a GREAT day. I woke up and had to go to my football game. I was super nervous and exited for the game because it was playoffs. During the game I did great my Mom and Dad said. I think I did pretty good during the game to I mean my blocking was so good they had to change players 3 times. Also my defense was on fire I was getting outside the tackle and helping out with some tackles. When it was all over we had won 28-0 I was so happy, because that means I might be able to play another game. Once the game was over me and my family went to go get my shrub and mine is pretty cool looking it's purple. Oh and the only reason I wont play next week on Saturday is because of testing. But if I pass the test...
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10/16

Today I went to class and we worked on poomsae and self defense. Then I came home and we went to get my tree. Then we went for ice cream and to pick pumpkins.
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10/15

Today was great, I had a pep rally for my school. And then I went to BBC, and then my friends house for a party.  See you in the morning. Bye
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10-15

Another pretty day! We had kiddos out again so to the park we went. And we saw Asa and his brothers there, nice surprise. Then a great class, working what everyone wanted some help on and some good kicking work too. Home, finished off with some poomsae and self defenses and then just a quiet night. Off to bed. See you in class tomorrow! 
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T-MINUS 7 DAYS...

Today I went to school and had our first ELA benchmark exams. It is just a test to see what you already know and what they have to teach you. I received a perfect score of 50/50.  We then had all of our normal 7 classes, but they were all cut down to 35 minutes because testing took 2 hours. They told us that we will have to stop band and chorus rehearsals because the school board says that we have to stay 6 feet apart during band. That means no rehearsal. No rehearsal means no trips or concerts. Literally no one has contracted Covid in band in NC because we all have instruments masks and bell covers. The chances are 1 in 1.1 million for getting Covid during a band rehearsal. The school board also said that they are considering making masks optional. That makes no sense whatsoever. Why are...
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Oct 15

Today I had a double header against the Braves.   We played 2 4 inning games. We won both  games.   
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Oct 15th

Today was super easy for my requirements since I didn't have school. So I caught up on some requirements that were struggling. Once I finished my requirements I went outside to play with my little brother. We played 4 square, tag, hide n seek. It was a fun time when I was playing. When I was done playing I came home took a shower than chilled out till dinner. Bye
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October 15th

Fall break has been nice, I just had to take a Calculus test today. I don’t know how I did, but hopefully well. I am going to the mountains this weekend which will be fun.
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10/13

Today was a half day at school. After school my friend came home with me and we played video games. At 6:00 we went to our friends house for a sleepover and the school dance.
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10/14

Today I did not have to go to school because of a TWD so I played a board game with my brother and went to sparring.
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10/15

Hi everybody! I am finally updated on the website and I can get back on. Today a babysitter came and we went to the park and saw king tiger. We got chick fil a on the way home and here i am now.
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10/14

Been working on my creative form! Sparring was good, but I have to work on being a little faster with my moves and my mind.
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10/14

Today went ok. Not much school work, did requirements. Bye
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Thursday 10/14

Good day overall. Work went well. Had to improvise on the catering a little since our food delivery truck was extremely late, arriving well after the food left the kitchen. Our deliveries are supposed to be between 0600 to 0730. The truck arrived at 1040. In the end, all was well. Kept it pseudo light at AF and Sparring as I am hoping my left knee will improve. My goal is to start training November 1 for a Half Marathon in March. I will be in Apex the next three days. I am looking forward to seeing everyone next week 
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T-MINUS 8 DAYS...

Sparring class at the Hartle's dojang today. Somebody kicked me and it really hurts. I will be limping my 5 miles a day at school tomorrow. Speaking of school, I have English benchmark exams tomorrow. It is from 9 to 11. After that we still have all of our normal classes, but they're all 40 mins long. I will be eating lunch with my first period class which is P.E. They sit outside right under the biggest beehive I have ever seen. That's all. Byeeeeeee...
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Oct 14

Today and I went to sparring and I accidentally kick my friend in the face.  Afterward we went to my brothers baseball game and he won. 
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10-14

Lots of stretching this morning. My legs and booty were super stiff so it really helped. Did some interesting kick work last night in class, focusing on our chambers.  More poomsae and self-defenses today. Not much longer! 
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October 14th

We are on fall break right now from school, which lets me finish up any requirements I have left as well as my college essays. I had an interview yesterday at school for some scholarships. I also got my tree yesterday which was exciting. 
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10/13

Today I went to school and took the PreSAT. I then went to tae kwondo and did my own class where we practiced poomsaes. I also did a total of 100 pushups, situps, 24 poomsaes, 15 self defenses and 100 kicks. Today was a good day!
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10-13

Home stretch! I started the day with walking both of our dogs, separately because it is just too much at the same time. Pepper had her longest walk to date, post-surgery and she did very well. And then I took Jed out for his and we ran a little bit too, happy boy.  Then home to get ready and off to KT. We had some remote schooling today for our LNC kiddos. Then class and home where I finished up my poomsae and self-defenses for the day. My legs are very stiff tonight. So some rolling out before bed it is. Have a great Thursday!
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10/13

Master Natasya helped me me worked on Chil and Pal. Gave me very good advice to work on it.
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WEDNESDAY

Today I went to TKD. We did some kick workout things... Now my hips hurt. Instead of stripes they now have booklets that you get stickers in. You get 1 black stripe every class. It took 15 mins to completely take of everyone's stripes and give them new ones.
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Oct 13

Today I went to school and did some homework after going to class today.  Nothing very  exciting happened today.  
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10/13

Today I had a bad day. My tailbone was still sore from yesterday, and I also had a sore throat. Came home from school early. Took some naps, and had chicken noodle soup for dinner. Felt a little better after that, but when I was packing my lunch, I cut my finger. I hope tomorrow is a better day, and I hope you guys had a good day. See you tomorrow.
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Wednesday 10/13

A terrific middle of the week day.  Towards the end of a nice work day we picked up a catering for 400pp at 0900 tomorrow. Short notice, but very doable and good for business and for staff. As cooks, we love being able to take care of the customer. Anytime Fitness was Wednesday crowded but I was able to work out as I liked. Thursdays are much quieter and Fridays the gym is pretty much empty. Enjoyed a very nice evening doing pooms and Self Defense and a nice dinner. See everyone at Sparring tomorrow evening. 
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10-12

Beautiful day outside today. I went on a walk with some of our kiddos at the park. We went over to the little fishing pier and saw a heron, baby turtles, some people fishing and some geese. The kids had fun and we got a mile and a half walk done. Then back to the dojang for a zoom about summer camp scheduling. Then a mentor session , class, home and some more work on my self-defenses. Good night everyone!
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TUESDAY

Today I went to school and then girl scouts and came home and talked to my grandparents.
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10/12

Today I had an okay day, but at recess I was playing football with my friends and I caught the ball, but then on accident my friend ran into me. I fell backwards, and somehow out of instinct I did a back fall! My head is fine, but I fell badly on my tail bone, and I can not bend over. It was hard to finish sit ups today, as I had to put a pillow under my butt. I hope everyone else had a good day. Bye
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Oct 12

I had a baseball game tonight.  We mercy ruled them in the 4th inning. 17-2.  We have 4 wins  and 1 tie game this season. Still haven’t lost a game. 
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Well Dang It

Sometimes all is well, until it isn't. I haven't been sick in about five or six months now, but of course I just had to be sick today. I woke up with a fever which went away after a couple hours of rest, and then I just felt sick in the head for a while. Now my head is fine, but my stomach feels sick which is really agitating. Another reason this really sucks is because I don't have school tomorrow due to people taking the PSAT, meaning I was gonna go out and enjoy some Indian cuisine with a lot of my friends, but now I may not be able to do so.
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October 12th

Today I mentored my mom and we worked on poomsae, study guide, and self defense.  I also worked on my ocean zones project for science.  I also did an ELA post card and got that finished.  After I write this I will go to sleep.  See you tomorrow. 
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Tuesday 10/12

Today was a very nice Tuesday. Everything went well, work, Anytime Fitness, King Tiger, Mentoring and being mentored. Dinner was too delicious. I  had to have seconds just to be sure. Time for some reading. I hope everyone is doing well. 
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10/11

Today I was very tired, and got requirements done, but instead of doing 4 sets of 25, I had to do 10 sets of 10. 😂 I hope everyone had a good day, and I will see you tomorrow! 
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Monday 10/11/21

Kept it light today hoping my knees will benefit from the rest. Still a good day spent with my wife and daughter. On to a short 4-day work week and then heading to Apex NC for the weekend. 
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October 11th

My weekend has been pretty eventful starting with Friday. Friday was Homecoming meaning a Pep Rally at school and then the game in the evening. The dance was on Saturday, so after Black Belt Class on Saturday, I went to help set up. I wanted to go to the Pitbull concert Saturday evening, but as a Student Council member, I had to attend the dance. On Sunday, I had to pack for upcoming trips and I finished 2 of my college applications which I submitted last night.
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Well I meant to journal last night but that didn’t exactly happen so i’ll catch up with tonight. Yesterday was the Pitbull concert and it ended mad late so I couldn’t really squeeze one in but in short it was really fun. Today my mom practiced her new skill and made Pho for the first time and I must say, it was absolutely delicious. Enjoy your evening!
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10/10

Today was a great day, l will finish all cycle stuff Sunday, so I am super duper excited for that. Requirements were hard today, I was very sore. I had a great day and I will see you guys at class tomorrow! Peace
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Sunday 10/10

Sunday is always the best day of the week. After reading some journal entries I see that I am not the only one who thinks this way. Seems Jen Gould and Peyton Warren had a very good day too. Blessings to all of you.    I enjoyed a very nice day that included Church, 9 Round, Lunch with my lovely wife and then cooking dinner for the family. See you all at the Dojang! 
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Sunday...

Today was my friend's (a.k.a the Tik-Toker) 13 birthday and so I went there. My other friend (a.k.a the K-pop Idol) got her the BTS Butter Album (Peaches Ver.) cause we're all like obsessed fans. She has been wanting it for so long so she cried. My other friend (a.k.a the Book Nerd) told us to stop obsessing over the photo cards. The Book Nerd was just sad 'cause she and the Tik-Toker are the same age even though the Book Nerd is in 9th grade and the Tik-Toker is in 7th grade. The Tik-Toker and the K-Pop Idol's BFF Boy Crazy Stacy came too. (she has had 7 relationships and she is only in 7th grade.) That's all. BYE.
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10-10

Beautiful day today! One of our dog's is recovering from knee surgery and can't be let outside by herself. She hates it and we hate it too. Pepper loves being outside and sometimes just likes to lay in a sunbeam on our deck. I let her and our other dog, Jed, do that this afternoon while I ran through my poomsaes. It was nice being in the fresh air and my dogs seem to enjoy watching Tae Kwon Do being done, maybe it was from all of those zoom classes that Instructor Jason taught in our front room. They are a great audience, very supportive with lots of tail wagging. Then back to my simmering broth, I demonstrated my new skill today by making pho from scratch. It was pretty good and very satisfying to have made. Essay almost done! Enjoy your day tomorrow!
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10/10

Today I came home to my moms house after being with my dad all weekend. I was busy was my brothers 7th birthday this weekend. I also did 300 pushups and situps over the weekendand today I also did 100 poomsaes and 60 self defnses. today was a good day.
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Biggest Day of my Life!

Today was the biggest day in my life! I finished every little thing on this black belt cycle and I am so proud of myself.  I am done with the recomendation letters (3), essays (I finished up my Community Service Essay today so 6 total), Falls (500 Front, Side, and Back Falls) Rolls (500 Back and Front Rolls), Running, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Burpees, Kicks, Poomsaes, Self-defenses, Sparring Rounds, Jump Rope Rounds, Meditations, Pull-ups, Mentor Sessions, Mentee Sessions, Sparring Classes, Weekday Black Belt Classes, Weekend Black Belt Classes, Leadership 1, Leadership 2, Written Test, Physical Test, Community Service Project, and everything else that I could not think of at the top of my head.  This is the most amazing day and I can't believe it is here.  I want to thank all of my Masters, Instructors, my dog, and my parents for helping me through this really hard cycle.  I could have not...
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Oct 10th

Today I woke up at 9:00 and watched TV for an hour until breakfast was ready. Once I finished eating I went outside and played with my brother. Once we got bored we went to our next door neighbour and played with him. He is pretty fun to play with mostly because he plays basketball. The reason my brother likes playing with him is because he allows him to do TikToks on his phone.
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