I think one thing you realize from an early stage with Muay Thai is that it requires a lot of graft. This week hasn’t been easy. In fact it’s fair to say I’ve been struggling a little more than usual. I’ve gradually got back into my running again as my fitness isn’t at its best and training has been good but tougher than usual. That’s really just a me thing. I wondered to myself a couple of days ago if I’d maybe been over doing it a little, as I haven’t really had that much time off since my last fight before I went to Thailand. That was really just a me thing as well.
Never the less as always it’s been a good week training. I guess that sometimes the harder weeks are better as you develop a little more resilience in the gym. ‘There’s no such thing as I can’t ‘ and all that positive martial stuff. Well actually, there is such a thing as I can’t it’s just that it usually translates into I won’t so I find that you just have to prove it wrong. You need to have a reason to want to work hard whatever it may be. I find ‘going through the motions’ is the best way to learn nothing and improving nothing fast. Staying focused is always the best way forward. Half the battle sometimes is getting to the gym to put in the work in the first place. Especially when the sun’s out.
Speaking of things to focus on I’ve got a busy few months ahead fight wise and that’s always something I enjoy working towards. Next month I’m doing something a little different and have my first boxing fight coming up (it’s 3 x 2 minute rounds but I am sure it will be tough and I’ll do my best and hopefully win) and then the following months after that it’s back to K1 and Muay Thai. It’s going to involve a lot of hard work, training and commitment but as always it’s going to be exciting. 🙂
I’m hoping that I’m going to have some good stories to tell at the end of this year and I guess really my goal with competing is still the same as it always has been. I want to have fun and see how far I can get. Your only young once as they say and although I’ve got a lot to learn…well I guess I’m getting there. ‘Improving’ as an old trainer of mine would say.
So next week onwards I’m back on the road of sensibleness and the mundane except when it comes to training. It’s there really that I’m going to do my best to be at my best You can hold me to that by the way. ‘No lazy.’ and you can’t beat a bit of a detox too to help with fight prep. I guess it’s all about ‘switching it on’ in and out of the gym.
Yesterday evening I felt like I had my fighting head on, so I guess that needs to be the mentality for next week onwards and the training is going to help with that resilience I talked about earlier. I’ve found that usually what I ‘need’ I have inside anyway.Sometimes I feel very lucky to be doing what I’m doing and it makes me very happy. I guess it never hurts to say thanks. So thanks for everything. I’ll see you on the road.