I meant to mention that Laurie and I visited my parents a bit on Saturday, and my dad was practically as good as new. Too bad there's no way to recover from being old as Methuselah, but he does a pretty good job of dealing with that, too.
I am debating putting the Kung Fu on hold for July, August, and September, for a few reasons:
1) It's Too Damn Hot. It really strains my endurance to go to class in the summer weather -- not in a "build up and get stronger" way, but in a "have a stroke and wake up unable to speak" way.
2) Cons, Training, Leasing, and Crunch Days. Given the way I've been missing classes with my regular set of activities, the chances of me getting to any classes at all look bleak given how busy the next few months will be -- so maybe I'd be better off to not spend that $52/mo for a while.
3) I Need to Relax. I've been pretty dang stressed lately. And as much as I enjoy the Kung Fu, it can be pretty draining.
Of course, the problem is that I love doing the Kung Fu, and I don't want to interrupt things now that I'm finally getting into the more advanced part of my first belt training. Gah. There's also the fact that I want to keep on exercising -- I really like the new, slimmer me, and I don't want anything to jeopardize that.
I went ahead and e-mailed Sifu that I was not going to be attending classes until October. I'm going to keep practicing what I know and working out on the Bowflex in the meantime. Hopefully by then, I'll have more mental bandwidth again.