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A Girl and Her Gun: Training Failure

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Training Failure

Yesterday I got a text from Arete and it said something like..."uncross your legs". Actually, it said that exactly. I found this annoying and told him I was going to hit him.

Again, in hindsight probably not the best thing to say since one, he wants me to hit him and two, he would probably hit me back, but it was a text, so I felt safe talking a little smack. He just laughed and mocked me. He said, "Why, you know you are standing there with your feet crossed or standing like a flamingo." That was followed by "Being annoyed is good." "Hitting is better."

Both he and John are in my head. I can hear their voices. I am a little like Cybil right now. Good news is that I didn't cross my legs much today. Bad news I am beginning to look like I have some kind of seizure issue because I will start to cross my legs, realize it and then stop my leg midair and put it back down, sometime throwing myself off balance. If I do this while having a conversation with someone who doesn't read my blog, I try to play cool and just keep talking. After the third time tho, the people start to look at me funny and one person actually took a step back.

I am not sure my training is working for me the way I had hoped.

27 Comments:

At April 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM , Blogger North said...

Training is traaaaiiiinnnning. It takes time. And repetitive motion.

Just not unbalanced wacky leg dancing.

You'll get there.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM , Blogger 45er said...

Though it would be humorous to watch someone slowly back away. :)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM , Blogger Keads said...

North has it. "traaaiiinnng Sir!" Just don't cross your legs and you will be fine, LOL!

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Sport Pilot said...

Go ahead and hit him, just use a brachial plexus never strike with the bottom of your fist. Properly applied he will not be telling you to hit harder or to hit him again. I promise. Practice with your husband using only light tap’s, he’ll still feel it and can tell you if you’re making contact in the correct spot.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:51 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Yes, absolutely. I was planning on hitting him with a brachial plexus. Wouldn't use anything else:) I'm gonna goggle that though just to be sure it isn't something I need to pick up at the lumber yard or sporting goods store.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:52 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Wacky leg dance...yep. I look like I am doing the hokey pokey by myself.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:53 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol, it is a chuckle.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:53 PM , Blogger North said...

" brachial plexus " would be a great name for a band.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Not cross my legs is a much bigger issue then I thought because not only is it a habit, it's comfortable. On Sunday, I concentrated very hard to not cross my legs and my back hurt because I am not used to standing that way. Not big deal. It wasn't massive pain or anything, just saying:)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol. It would.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Oh, your telling me HOW to hit him....sweet. Of course he reads my blog, so this might not bode well for either of us:)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Stephen said...

It just takes time. Don't sweat it. Soon, muscle memory will kick it and take over.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 3:16 PM , Blogger eiaftinfo said...

Ah grasshopper - "it is easier to walk path if legs uncrossed!! :)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

LOL I was reading SportPilot's post, and my first thought was "don't hit him with a brachial plexusmajigger, hit him with a baseball bat! It'll do more damage." Yeah, my mind goes weird places.

The fact that you're aware of when your legs try to cross, and you actively move to uncross them (even in the middle of them crossing in the first place) means the training is effective. Habits don't change instantaneously. It takes time, and solid effort. Eventually, it will be an unconscious act, and your mind/body will uncross before they even start to cross. So just let it happen...and try to get your husband to get a video of someone getting that weird look in their eye as they slooooowly...back...away...

 
At April 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

LMAO..is that right?? I can't remember these things, but basically funny! I should totally show up with a baseball bat:)

He actually said the same thing...takes time to break a habit and being aware is one step closer to doing just that. I'm lucky because I have so many people bringing it to my conscience mind. The guys at the range helped me, my husband...it's nice to have that kind of help. Speeds up the process.

I am not really annoyed ether...just being funny.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 4:38 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

That is too funny!

 
At April 24, 2012 at 4:38 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Can't wait:)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM , Blogger 45er said...

OMG, this made me laugh. That is adorable. Now drop and give me 20! :)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 5:22 PM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

Yeah, I know how frustrating it is to break a habit...trying to break myself of several bad ones right now, myself (least of which is my reliance on caffeinated beverages such as coffee {sprinkled with hot chocolate to kill that gawdarful taste} and Mt Dew). Oooooh, I would kill for a Dew right about now....its a very tough struggle to resist...I find myself reaching for spare change, and have to pull my hand out of my pocket. Sometimes its funny, sometimes its annoying.

 
At April 24, 2012 at 5:54 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol. I actually could drop and give you 20 and not those wimpy knee ones either :)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Just remember if you do give in and drink a Mt. Dew...DO NOT CROSS YOUR LEGS. But if you are trying not to for some reason, then don't:) I believe in you!!!,

 
At April 25, 2012 at 5:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do read the BLOG but I am extremely happy with the steps and strides you are making (EXCEPT when your feet are CROSSED, or you take the modified combat Flamingo stance). Subtle changes are often easy, long time habits are not.

"Brotherhood thru Pain"

ARETE.

 
At April 25, 2012 at 5:22 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

:)

 
At April 26, 2012 at 7:49 AM , Blogger 1911Jeeps said...

It's easy to want to reach for the comfort zone, especially in situations where you're not comfortable. Got to find that spot where you're comfortable physically so emotionally/mentally you're feeling comfortable. It's totally normal.

But soon, you'll realize your strengths and know that you can be comfortable without the crossed legs. You'll feel more stable, reassured, confident, and prepared when you're in a non-crossed stance. It sounds like it is already taking hold. :)

 
At April 26, 2012 at 4:52 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Thanks I know your right. It is a little tough to relax around a guy who's philosophy is "Brotherhood Thru Pain", but I am working on it:)

 
At April 27, 2012 at 7:23 PM , Anonymous Tactical Tom said...

Actually, i think there is an ancient kung fu technique that starts with your legs crossed.
i'm sure you could turn it into some sort of hidden death kick or ninja flip!
just check with that Ninja's R Us place down at the mall.

seriously though, i'm sure it will come in time.
i enjoy your blog. came over from HOTR. keep 'em coming!

 
At April 28, 2012 at 5:52 AM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Lol. Excellent. I need to learn that move!

Thanks!!!

 

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