The Law of Reciprocal returns.

I’ve had a good week training. Well being honest training is always good. It’s an investment in myself and worth every minute of my time. I don’t think that is going to change any time soon. Pretty soon I need to start making some changes to my lifestyle to get ready for my fight in October. The little sacrifices often hold big rewards, and you can’t beat training hard. 

I realized earlier this week, in fact I had it pointed out to me by one of my trainers that sometimes I think a little too much about what I want to do when I am sparring or even practicing a technique. I guess it comes back to the fact that really klcks, punches, knees and elbows are just kicks, punches, knees and elbows. If that makes sense. It’s easy to over analyze what you do. Maybe sometimes I try a little too hard, and besides there’s a lot of information kicking around up there so I think I need to trust myself a little to do what I need to do when it counts the most. When it comes down to it I know it’s all there. 

If I seem a little unsure of myself today its probably because at the moment I feel that I need to put in more work. When it comes to Muay Thai I’ve never been one to settle for half measures. Especially when I’ve got a fight coming up. It really goes back to the law of reciprocal returns. The more time you invest in something the more it gives back to you, so despite the inner winge I face some days after work about training I’m going to make sure I put in the time I know I should. After all, when it comes down to it I want to get better and next time I fight I want to win. 

Is that maybe a little pre-fight nerves showing there? what already? maybe it is. Because I know how quickly time flies and at the moment all that’s on my mind is that my opponent has probably already started training hard. So that means I am going to have to train harder. Of course I’m going to enjoy the rest of my summer but I need to lose the half measures and get my head in the game. 

I’ve had two big runs this weekend to finish the week off that have both pushed me but have reminded me that I’m still in a lot better shape than I thought I was. The next step is to make sure my weight starts heading in the right direction, and to get my usual regime of sensibleness underway. It’s hard sometimes telling the me that lives in a perpetual ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ that there’s big things coming up so it’s time to reign it in a little but I do it anyway. I seem to be pretty good at self discipline. Thanks Muay Thai. 

Other than that I just intend to keep drilling what I need to in training and start turning it up a little when it’s allowed when I’m sparring. I’m just going to work on thinking less and hopefully I’ll do more. Not that things are going badly at the moment because being honest their not. As with everything else with training there is always room for improvement and I’ve always been my own worst critic anyway. I’m catching up with some of the guys and gals at my old camp at the end of the month so it’ll be good to get some training in with them too. Just like my current gym they train hard and I know I’ll get a good push.

So next week onwards I’m going to start working hard, thinking less and training more. And it’s going to be in that order. You see I’ve remembered what it took to get myself winning and at the moment I feel back in that all too familiar place I was before. But this time it’s different. I’m not going to stay and I want to be back on top. I know what I have to do and it’s time to get myself ready. Have a good week and I’ll see you on that road. 

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Pure Thai 2011 

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