Actions speak louder.

Last week training was.. well it was ok. I’m currently carrying an injury in my right shoulder. I’ve pulled something major and it’s not been too great for the past couple of weeks but it’s slowly on the mend. Needless to say it’s affected training but the main thing is I’m still there. Well as much as I can be at present. Luckily, whenever I run into one of life’s little hurdles it very rarely gets in the way for too long. Everything changes after a while. Especially the bad stuff.

Other than  a niggling ache in my right arm things haven’t been too bad of late. There’s been a lot that has been keeping me busy and I’m hoping this week I manage to spend as much time as I want to at the gym. Even when things start to feel a little too much I’ve taught myself to load balance mentally and carry on as normal. It’s kind of similar to fight training. It’s really kind of a pressure test to see how much I can give. Just like with that I just keep going.

I’ve set a goal this week onwards of getting writing back on track. My writing project has been gathering dust for the past few weeks. In fact, the last time I picked it up was at the beginning of August, but every time I write I remember why I started and things just seem to flow the way they’re  meant to. I should be giving this blog more attention than I currently am. Goals. I’ve always been a big fan of them. So I’m hoping with all things martial and otherwise, this week I’m back on the horse.


I’m noticing that as usual the year seems to shooting past much faster than I’d  like. I said a couple of months ago I’d really like to fight again in the winter and I’ve still got that in mind, but with that decision comes a big commitment and that of course is the training. I’m pretty sure I can pick up the pace when I need to and as soon as a little bit more regularity emerges I’ll start thinking about that a little more seriously than I am at present. Again it’s another goal to work towards and one I know I can achieve.

Looking back at recent decisions I feel that I’m in a better place than about 4 months ago. There’s reasons for that, but that’s a story for a different day. As always I keep going, and as always I’m getting back to enjoying training just for the sake of enjoying training. I feel free, but then again I’ve never liked being told what to do and prefer to have that freedom on tap.

Although training isn’t quite exactly where I would like it to be at present the exciting thing is that it’s still there. In fact, everything I’ve learnt that is in a continual cycle of improvement may not always be perfect, but it’s  still always “there”. It used to feel like a struggle to get back into the swing of things or back on that proverbial horse I mention so much but these days things feel a lot more natural than they did before. I’m hoping it stays in that vein for many years to come.

So when it comes to goals and things that lie ahead in all things martial and otherwise. I guess it’s the actions as always that speak the loudest, but from now on I’ll  make sure that the words don’t come second place. In the meantime train hard, have a good week and I’ll see you again Sunday and as always.. I’ll see you on that road.




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