Saturday, August 18, 2007

Oh My Gosh

Honestly, I just never pictured myself with one of these. It just seemed so unattainable.

The test lasted 7 hours and most of that was kicking. At the end, we sparred and finally broke our boards. There are now 4 of these at my house. I have to come up with a new life goal to replace the one I knocked off my list today. ^_^ Oh, and I lost 4 pounds during the test.


Jaichan said...

Congratulations! I think I know how you feel... when I got my Culinary diploma, it was 10 years of hard work finally paying off.

If I were you, I would never take that black belt off. Although, it would probably bulge beneath the two aprons I have to wear at work.

Sparrow said...

Yippeee! I'm so happy for you!

Airam said...


Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment! I can barely lift my leg at the height of my waist without taking out my back! You rock!

ARM said...

I'm so happy for you!!! That is so incredibly amazing, Candace! 7 hours?!? Yes, you totally deserve that thing.

Congrats again! You are the bomb, yo!

egan said...

I honestly couldn't be prouder of you Candace. That's a tremendous accomplishment. Sure it's no Ironman, but damn does it ever require a lot of training. Color me very very impressed and a tiny bit scared. Kudos to you!

Haddock said...

Congrats on your black belt! :)

Logophile said...

You rock the known world and I am going to reword my dustcover write up on you to include the words black belt
and you need to change your name over there again in your
About Me
Candace the Black Belt Writer

radioactive girl said...

Excellent! I am so proud of you! What an amazing accomplishment!

egan said...

I challenge you to a duel.

Trundling Grunt said...

simply brilliant. Well done!

ARM said...

I'm back! I'm just so incredibly happy for you and want to see your belt again!

egan said...

I might have to mock this photo, stay tuned.

jali said...


Candace The (Black Belt) Writer!!!

Claire said...

7 hours??!! -that puts the 'gruel' in grueling. Wow that is so awesome that you made it! Congrats, Candace the Black Belt Writer.

Trundling Grunt said...

time to update your avatar?

Candace said...

Jaichan - Thank you! :) Wow, 10 YEARS! Yes, I think you know how I feel. I originally started when I was 15ish and then had to quit due to expense, so this has been a long time coming. Whew!

Sparrow - Thanks! :) How's that knitting project coming?

Airam - Thank you. :) This has definitely made me a more flexible person. ^_^

Amanda - Thanks! :) Yeah 7 hours. I was talking to the Master about it today and neither one of is us sure how it got to be quite so long. He didn't ask a ton of Qs, we only did 4 forms, I think - most of it was kicking, and even so we didn't do all the combos we *could* have done, though we did a damn lot of them, LOL!

Egan - thank you. I was thinking, as it ended, about how much longer an Ironman is, and being incredibly grateful that I am not attempting to be an Ironwoman. ^_^

Haddock - Thank you! :)

Logo - Haha!! Thanks so much! ^_^ That makes my day. :)

Tori - thanks! Though I don't think I can hold a candle to you endurance-wise. :)

Egan - with, like, cups of wine poisoned with Iocaine? ^_^

TG - Thank you. ^_^

Amanda - Thanks!! I still can't quite believe it. :)

Egan - Mock me at your own peril. I have spent years building up a to;erance to Iocaine poison. . . ^_^

Jali - Thanks! ^_^ I do love the sound of that!

Claire -That made me laugh, which made my stomach muscles hurt. ^_^ Thank you. ^_^

TG - I was thinking the same thing. :)

Delton said...

I tried to post this earlier, but the connection in my hotel was horrid.

Anyway, congrats!

egan said...

I fart in your general direction.

tshsmom said...


Candace said...

Delton - Thanks! :)

Egan - um, thank you, too? ^_^ Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!

Tshsmom - Thank you! :)

Melliferous Pants said...


Candace said...

Thank you!! :)