Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Bob Spar of the Middle Aged Martial Artist blog awarded me with the "When Life Hands You Lemons" award. Bob is a high brown belt in a mixed-martial-arts school in the New York Area. During his black belt testing, he tore his ACL in a grappling match. Bob was the inspiration for me to start my own blog. Receiving this award from Bob means a lot because his blog was the first one I found when I was searching for other martial artists recovering from ACL surgery.

Recipients of the "Lemons" award are asked to:
* Post the logo on your blog.
* Nominate blogs that show great attitude or gratitude
* Link to the nominees within your blog post.
* Notify the recipients of the award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link back to the person from whom you received your award.

I would like to pass on this award to Martial Arts Mom. MAM is a mother and a martial arts student. Her blog is one of my favorites. You can tell by reading her blog that she is a dedicated and enthusiastic karate student. Since the start of 2009, she has been going through a rough time. You can stop by her blog and read her story. In one of her recent posts, Just MAM.., she says:
The way I feel when I'm in class is the way I want to feel all the time...confident, not as self-conscious. I feel like the me before I was part of a twosome. I feel like I am gradually becoming MAM...just MAM

I read her post and her inner strength was shinning through. It is because of her strength that I send the "When Life Gives You Lemons" award to Martial Arts Mom.


Sue C said...

Well done Michele. It's always inspiring to read about people like yourself and MAM who have fought back from some adversity and come out stronger than before. Keep up the blogging - you always inspire me.

Michele said...

Sue...Thank you for your kind words.