Water and a Name (haiku and some more words about tonight’s capoeira class)

training late at night
and they called me a new name
– we all need water


Tonight I finally made it to the training session of the capoeira association some of my friends belong to. Originally I had planned to join them a few weeks ago; but then I got a nasty cold and was coughing so much I couldn’t do any sports. The training tonight was quite exhausting but fun; when we practised a very short partner sequence with slightly tricky timing we had to present it afterwards – and me and my partner (both of us still only wearing the lowest cord) did best because we went through the movements slow enough to get the timing right. Of course we were pretty giddy-happy for a moment.

As always when exercising I felt very dehydrated and went over to my water bottle quite a few times, so in the end the contramestre decided to give me a nickname loosely based on my enormous thirst. Not the most flattering apelido (though definitely not the worst!), but I kind of like it – I have decided to see it as a reminder to talk less, work on my breathing, and to stay well hydrated. Water is important and everybody should drink plenty of it, not only when feeling dry! Plus, it sounds similar to the title of one of my favourite capoeira songs. And I’m very glad I wasn’t named for my dizziness or being short of breath, so, obrigada (‘thank you’)!

All in all a very successful evening! :)

PS: If you want to know my apelido, just send me some kind of message; somehow I just don’t feel like posting it openly right now ;)


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