Jiu-Jitsu Insomnia – A Love-Hate, Relationship

Its 2:00am and I can’t sleep.  Why?  Well, Jiu-Jitsu of course!  I was awaked for another reason but when I tried to go back to sleep I started thinking of my passion, Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  The next thing I know I am tensing up.  I keep thinking of things I could do or would like to try out.  To make matters worse I missed my last two classes due to the Labor Day holiday and a cold.  I didn’t get my Jiu-Jitsu fix for the week.  In short, I’ve got a case of Jiu-Jitsu Insomnia. 

When you lay awake at night you can think up some grand ideas and they all seem plausible.  With Jiu-Jitsu you want to try them out.  If I tried this sweep could I transition into this position, and so forth.  The problem is you can’t try it out!  You find your self all excited and tense wondering if your ideas will really work and  excited for your next practice to see.  None of which is conducive to sleep.

I thought if I got up and blogged about it, I might be able to clear my mind and go to sleep but I’ve decided I’m a Jiu-Jitsu nut.  Blogging hasn’t helped.  Its time to get a grappling dummy so that I can release my inner Jiu-Jitsu tension with a little late night grappling.  I don’t know what else to do to help release the tension and get some sleep.

Please share with me some thing you do to turn off your Jiu-Jitsu mania at night?