It was my usual monthly trip to W. Palm to train in the Russian martial art of Systema. October will mark the beginning of year 9, so I had a pretty good idea by now, of what to expect. Or so I thought (Positive Thinking Quotes).
The first 4 hours were filled with movement, breathing and constant corrections. It felt very much like the thousands of other hours until I struck up a conversation with one of my Instructors, Rick. He and I have known each other well during this time, but have never really gotten into a deep conversation. Because I travel so far and only once a month, the time is spent training, not conversing much. However, this time the “energy tank was getting low,” and I was getting ready to wrap things up. Or so I thought.