...it was an interesting experience. I felt little jiujitu paths being created in my brain. Snuggly. Some of the details (like hip movement) that had continued to elude me just made sense once I genuinely understood what kind of pain I was trying to cause. This "need to understand" has plagued me in the learning process all my life, but it has its benefits. In return for my triangle though, I got about three americanas. Not a nice tradeoff.
Once again, the smaller people give me issues. We went over the escape from half guard again, and while the blue belt I drilled with last time was a pretty big guy, this time, I drilled with one of the smaller ladies, and it felt COMPLETELY different. After Stephanie's rib injury and Allie's post on being crushed by larger opponents, I was a little worried while drilling that I'd cause damage. Maintaining pressure on a 200lb male is completely different than keeping it on a 100lb female.
Starting week 2 of the 100 pushup plan and it's going well. Also, I've made peace with longer warmups. They're longer, harder, and that's just what they are.