Like it or not.

Evening all. It’s nice to be able to sit down and have a catch up. Of late I’ve been pretty busy  but I finally decided it would be a good idea to bring this blog of mine up to speed so here we are again you and me. It’s nice to be back.

I’m rapidly learning that  Morning is the best time for writing especially after a run so I’ll make sure that next Sunday I stick to that rule. Training has been a bit hit and miss the past couple of weeks bar this one but I’ve been just about managing to plate spin and keep up with everything.

You know I often worry I’m turning into one of those people that moans about being busy all the time. It’s called life. I suppose I should really get used to it. The main thing is even on a quiet week I feel really pleased  I’m making time to box.

It’s really easy to full into a trap of despondency with training. One of my old trainers used to say that one of the hardest parts of training can be simply getting there.But where’s there a will there’s usually a way and try as I might I still can’t get the “isn’t there something you should be doing?” voice to shut the fuck up when after a long day  I’ve got to make a trek on not one but two buses and spend a couple of hours doing something I love.

Aye there’s the rub.  Doing something I love. I actually really enjoy learning stuff and getting better at things. Oh noes! learnings! You see, this week I haven’t felt as sprightly  as a couple of weeks before where everything seemed to come together and flow. No. No far from it. This week I have mostly been feeling crap.


But still, unperturbed I continue to press onwards. I ignore the fact that I can feel my muscles and joints crickity crack some days if I didn’t stretch or train enough the week before. I ignore the fact that at the end of the session when stretching off and doing some neck exercises I can feel a little clickity click in my neck if we’ve done a lot of clinching.

I remember the fact that when I look in the mirror these days I can see my old six pack coming back. I remember the fact that I’m strong and 150% not pass it,  and most importantly I remember the fact that ultimately no one at point said any of this was going to be easy.

Then again, I do wish  they’d told me how difficult it is to pick it up again when you let the training slip . However, I’m  inclined to think they if they had told me they would of done so with a wry smile and reminded me that there is still  no land rover. Over the years it’s become my mantra.

When it comes to training next week onwards I’m going to have to be hard on myself and be at the gym regardless. And I need to be on time. If I want to get good at this Muay Thai lark I need to put in the work. As my trainer says it’s graft.

There’s a lot I need to improve. And I want to fight again. Why I don’t know but some part of me decided it’s a good idea so getting fighting fit and capable is a good goal to head towards.

I’m a little worried that I’m maybe coming across as having been slacker than I should of been last week and you’d be right to think that. Give me a hard time.  This week has been acceptable next week needs to be better. Whether I like it or not. Have a good week, train hard and just like the last time.. I’ll see you on that road.


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