Because Toes Get Fingered Too

I guess I was just a bit too excited that I’m finally back on the mats. Three weeks is a bit too long and my training sessions have been sporadic lately so I got a few “Hey Pena’s back” faces again which is usually my cue to shriek “Hello!” with my usual “Yes I know I was gone again” face. But all is good and as I said I probably got too excited because I threw in a few fancy stuff without a good warm up and now I’m limping because of my “fingered” right toe. Or was it supposed to be called “toed” right toe?

Although it sounds geeky, I had the same excitement last Wednesday when I got home from Vietnam, and today when I got to the office, and right now as I’m adding a new post to my blog. And I’m also excited to go home after training now because I know I won’t be alone, and true enough, right now Vianca is still singing on her new-found app called Starmaker.

I think this is going to be more of a Dear Diary post, but there are a lot of things to be grateful for, and even if it’s 1:30am as I write, I just want to list a few of them down.

Capoeira. I wasn’t up for coaching today because of my colds, but my coach (for I am really just a student who loves to share the little that I know) wanted me to teach the second-timer newbie. Upon chatting after training, I found out that he happens to be a yoga instructor. And an acting instructor. And an actor (that’s how much I don’t watch TV?). He was good too, and he did mention to a fellow Capoeirista that so far he is learning pretty fast with us.

Blog. As a force of habit, I checked my gmail when I got home and I was very happy to see some very touching comments here. I guess that’s the real reason I’m a bit enthusiastic to write an update right now. I blog and I write – this doesn’t necessarily make me a  blogger and a writer – but time and again I get pings from random people and I find that really cool. This is just one of the things that I do just because. While other people maybe watch TV or sleep or I dunno, what do people do?

Love. Handles. When you’re often around fitness enthusiasts, they will notice right away if you gained even just half a pound. I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but tonight I got that “you seem like you’ve eaten a lot in Vietnam” comment and it’s true. And prior to that during the long weekends. And at work. But I guess even love handles should be something to be thankful about if you got it from having traveled to all these lovely places.

Friday. I think this is my cue to sleep already because later is going to be a long day. Just a side note: I am officially back (but different-kind-of-back) on social networks and tomorrow you might hear a lot from me because we (as in the Developer Relations side of “we” at work) will be celebrating something special. And maybe that is good timing since I can’t go back to training with my fingered toe. #DevNet1000

That said, thank you Universe, and good night.

Vida is a restless, universe-loving, forever-child with a very short attention span. She is mostly enthusiastic about travel, adventure, technology, fitness, and lately, life hacks. Most of her days are spent on tech partnerships in a telco, and most nights practicing capoeira (or yoga, or boxing, or trying some other unheard of art of movement). She likes experiments, little projects, and writes too, sometimes, at And if you're interested, sh... Hey, look, a flower!

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