I've taken a week off from Krav since last Thursday's session. It's normal to come home from Krav with a few bumps and bruises and I'm cool with that. It's rather a different matter, though, when you are 51 and you take a knee to the chest, full force, from a training partner is about 28 and in excellent fighting shape. The pad helped, but not very much. My body just can't absorb as much impact as it could 20 years ago, and my ribcage is still quite sore. Nevertheless, I'm going to try to get back to training tonight.
The weather in Portland has been mostly pleasant although quite hot (at least as Portland goes). Looking forward to getting to the park soon.