I’m in Virginia, nearish the coast. Lately, my attendance to BJJ has been spotty due to reasons. First, Mr. Jiu Jiu and I had been sharing a car. Often he goes to the gym at 6:00 am, which means that for me to have the car, I need to leave at 5:30 am. Second, we made a trip to New Jersey Rhode Island to meet my future in-laws, and we drove back in our second car!!! How awesome is that!! Third, weather.

Yesterday I was excited to finally make it to the noon class. Then I noticed the people there were all in rash guards and shorts. “Is today nogi?” “Yep!”

Thankfully, I was prepared. Every day I train in the gi, I am merely a pants-and-gi-top removal away from being ready for nogi. It’s a huge benefit of always wearing spats! There were only 4 total in class, which was awesome news for me, for the class went on as normal! One of our purples showed up and partnered with me, and fun times were had by all!

Cool story: Mike (on the left) and I met in Korea!

Cool story: Mike (on the left) and I met in Korea!

It was a great training. (Thanks, Mike!!)

Today, Mr. Jiu Jiu and I woke up to this:

Thankfully Mr. Jiu Jiu got a snow day from work today!

Thankfully Mr. Jiu Jiu got a snow day from work today!

SNOWPACALYPSE 2015!!! No way I’m driving in that. Classes were cancelled. Much white, so cold, very wow. It means, however, that I transform into CAPTAIN LAZYPANTS. My cat does, as well:

Don't bug me - I have important lazing about to do.

Don’t bug me – I have important lazing about to do.

BJJ related: I have been working hard to get “caught up” with the other blue belts at Jiu Jitsu Institute. After each class I have attended, I have been reviewing the beginner curriculum. It’s very weird not knowing all the terminology – I’m really getting a vocabulary lesson! Honestly, I didn’t know what the words “technical mount” or “run the pipe” meant, but I knew how to do them. It’s really nice having curriculum to follow, but it’s definitely different than what I’m used to.

Jiu Jiu’s Question: What inclement weather affects you or your jiu jitsu (or your sport of choice!)? Are you a baby when it comes to a tiny bit of rain/snow? Are you like The Postman, and neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will keep you from BJJ?