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Student of the Month! (ATA Taekwondo)

My TKD instructor, Mr. Bedford, surprised me by announcing that I am the student of the month for March. Seeing the look on Tamilyn's face was priceless!

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Signed Up For My First 5K - Run Lucky 5K

I registered for the Run Lucky 5K today. My first official race! I'm pretty excited about it.

My wife finally got me into running and I'm starting to enjoy it a lot more. I do most of my running on the treadmill, but I do get outside every now and then to run with my wife.

The race is Sunday, March 11th at 2PM.

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5K Training Running Activity 5 miles

I hit the treadmill around 12:40 this afternoon, for the first time in more than a week. I ended up running my fastest time yet for the 5K - 26:21.

Yep, I'm still running with Outcast playing in my Sansa MP3 player. I finally made a playlist of the best songs for running.

Today's total time was 51 minutes total and I finished 5 miles altogether - 4 miles running and 1 mile walking.

I felt good overall and I'm starting to feel comfortable with the faster pace.

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ATA TKD Songahm 2 8th Grade Orange Belt Form

Songahm Taekwondo

Songahm Ee-Jahng (2)

8th Grade Orange Belt

Form Meaning

The name of your form is SONGAHM which means: "Pine tree temple." Pine tree is known as evergreen...Evergreen has strength the year round and a long life. Evergreen also is a symbol of unchanging human loyalty.

The philosophical interpretation of the Orange Belt is...

"The sun is beginning to rise. As with the morning's dawn, only the beauty of the sunrise is seen rather than the immense power." The beginner student sees the beauty of the art of Taekwondo but has not yet experienced the power in the technique.

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ATA TKD Songahm 3 7th Grade Yellow Belt Form

Songahm Taekwondo

Songahm Ee-Jahng (2)

8th Grade Orange Belt

Form Meaning

The name of your form is SONGAHM which means: "Pine tree temple." Pine tree is known as evergreen...Evergreen has strength the year round and a long life. Evergreen also is a symbol of unchanging human loyalty.

The philosophical interpretation of the Orange Belt is...

"The sun is beginning to rise. As with the morning's dawn, only the beauty of the sunrise is seen rather than the immense power." The beginner student sees the beauty of the art of Taekwondo but has not yet experienced the power in the technique.

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My First Taekwondo Competition in McPherson, Kansas

Well, I should say OUR first TKD competition, since the whole family competed. We had a good time. Tamilyn received a medal for "Best Kicks" in the Tiny Tigers division. I received a medal for second place in Forms.

The drive was nice - about 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to McPherson from Edmond, OK. We ran into some rain in Kansas, but nothing bad.

I didn't know much about McPherson before this competition - and I still don't. It's a small town with most of the attraction just off of the interstate exit. Now that I know where it is, I'll go back to compete in another TKD competition.

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5K Training Running Activity 3.26 miles

I hit the treadmill around 2:10 this afternoon, not really expecting to finish my run because of not feeling well yesterday. But I ended up running my fastest time for the 5K distance so far - 27:47.

I still run with Outcast playing in my Sansa player. The earlier albums are perfect for my pace.

Today's run time was 30 minutes total and I finished 3.26 miles. Overall, it was a good run. I have to change my heart monitor's "high" zone to be 185 instead of 180. I stayed around 160 for the first 2 miles and then hovered around 176 for the last mile. At the very end of the run, I hit 180 a couple of times because I was changing from shorter to longer strides.

Next run planned for Saturday. I'm going for 5 miles.

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5K Training Running Activity 4.10 miles

I ran with my wife, Trauna, today and did 4.1 miles. I ran 2.11 miles before starting intervals (run/walk). The run was good overall, but I have to watch my pace. I got to a 9 minute/mile pace on mile 2 - too fast.

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5K Training Running Activity 3.88 miles

I finished my first outdoor run with my wife, Trauna, and our friend Rosalyn. We ran a route in the park near the Shakespeare theater in Montgomery, AL.

5K Training Running Activity 3.88 miles 

We did intervals - 2 minutes running : 1 minute walking. It was a good start for my outdoor training and I felt like I could do more miles.

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ATA TKD Songahm 1 9th Grade White Belt Form

Songahm Taekwondo

Songahm Il-Jahng (1)

9th Grade White Belt

Form Meaning

The name of your form is SONGAHM which means: "Pine tree temple." Pine tree is known as evergreen...Evergreen has strength the year round and a long life. Evergreen also is a symbol of unchanging human loyalty.

The philosophical interpretation of the White Belt is...

"Pure and without the knowledge of Songahm Taekwondo. As with the Pine Tree, the seed must now be planted and nourished to develop strong roots." The student has no knowledge of Songahm Taekwondo and begins with a clean (pure) slate.

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