I love the martial arts. I have a great group that I get to work with, and enjoy myself a lot. But, two hours for a promotional exam is a killer.
I have got to get my cardio back where I can manage that high level of intensity for that long a period of time. This morning was a stone cold bitch of an experience. The exam was fine but trying to manage hoppy, skipping, spinning and whirling kicks of doom (tornado kicks) while being 90 minutes into the exam, and totally drained just sucks. No air on the jumps, no balance in landing, poor extension. Not my most shining moments.