For training’s sake

This week is the first week back at the gym after my last fight..( Sort of like the morning after the night before.or maybe that’s just me. )Two days in and I already feel pleased I’m back. Am I getting better? I think I might be. I think I might be getting better. Not with everything. Lord no. As usual there is a lot of room for improvement. But that’s the thing with martial arts isn’t it. It’s one continual period of growth. Not just physically but inside too. Every time I step back in the gym after being in that ring I feel tougher inside. I feel bigger inside. I’ve had a few fights now. Been doing this for a little while. I think I’d probably frighten the young me. ‘You never saw this coming son did you? Now here’s the good bit. You’ll love every minute of it and never want to stop. Not ever. It won’t be easy at first but you’ll get better. Don’t believe me? just you wait and see. ‘

What’s surprised me today is how light I felt in the gym and how despite having a week off last week (I ate, I drank I saw my parents and genuinely had a nice time it was great) things felt a little better. Although not perfect the usual week off rust doesn’t seem to want to hang around this time. That’s new.(I’ll get back to training tomorrow night get put through hell and back and get hammered sparring. You watch.) Either way it’s great to be back and the passion’s still live and well.

A draw can be a frustrating thing. Two draws this year has being honest really pissed me off. I know I can do better. I know I should of done better but it’s been and it’s gone. Until the next time. Great fight though and I loved every minute of it. I can remember grinning from ear to ear at the end. A couple of bad habits resurfaced though but I guess really it’s going to come down to drilling them out of me. Perseverance and dedication are two of the most important words I know.

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So really this week is about getting back into the swing of things. Getting my head in boxing mode and making sure that I’m at the gym like it not. Especially on those ‘tired’ days. But also just for a while (until the next one) it’s all about training for training’s sake. Have a great week be lucky, and just like always I’ll see you on the road.

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