Morning. It’s been a long time since I sat down to write this blog of mine. Well actually it’s only been a few weeks. I guess you could say I’ve had a writing break which in effect has given me a little more to talk about than usual.. however, it’s not something I’m going to try and fit into the next few paragraphs so let’s start from the beginning and see how we get on.
Writing. Yeah. That’s kind of a big one for me at present because I set myself some major goals this year with not only this blog but a project of mine I started over 12 months ago. I am in effect in the process (that has been in hiatus for far too long) of writing a book still know as “Last of the good guys” that being honest, I’m pretty pleased with.
So far I’ve managed over 150 pages. To give up at this stage isn’t likely to be something I’m going to be doing any time soon, and since the last time I worked on it was July of this year it’s beginning to feel like it’s about time to continue on from when we last spoke. (If that makes sense.)
Really when it comes down to it, it’s another goal that’s taking a little longer to get to than anticipated and even when I finally arrive at my destination it’s not going to come together straight away. I’m already predicting much wailing and gnashing of teeth as I rewrite first one part then another.. but do you know what’s really exciting? I can see it. I can actually see me achieving it if I set my mind to it. It’s not all bad. Honest.
Goal setting with whatever you choose to aim for in life is pretty much essential and getting what you want is never always as easy as you’d like it to be. I seem to be constantly coming back to a point where I have to reset and bravely start again but it’s always been something I’ve been prepared to do. I’ve found although I don’t always get to where I need to be immediately persistence and most importantly focus always sees me through.
Which brings me back to the training horse that has been doing it’s best (with a large degree of assistance from me ) to veer ever so slightly off course of late. Luckily, I managed to get back on the road less traveled last week and intend to keep heading in the right direction.
The year seems to have shot by at an alarming rate of knots and it will be good to have finished off on a high note. Maybe I’m wishing it away a little but as we rapidly approach October and mince pies (you read that bit right) start appearing in shops I’m wondering if I’m going to achieve my goal of getting the rust of and competing before the years out.
The best thing to do with these things is of course think positive, and since I left my old gym here I haven’t really looked back. And being honest I’ve got better. But life’s like that. The style of Muay Thai I’m being taught now has kind of clicked with what I already know so I guess I’m in the right place and it’s been a long time since I’ve really felt like that too.
This week onwards I’ve decided to have a break from parties and alcohol (one of the main reasons training went sideways for a couple of weeks) and have a good old fashioned detox. I was actually pleased to find myself achieving a 10k run on Saturday gone and I’m doing a similar run later this week plus a couple of smaller ones too.
It’s killing me getting back on track with running plus everything else attached but I know I can do it. Life is pain and all that. (Snicker.) As I’ve got older I’ve found myself getting lazier but I guess that’s no excuse. Other than a book to finish writing, training and fighting to keep on track, a degree to successfully complete and a business to get off the start up line plus everything in between I guess you could say what’s ahead really is going to be a challenge. But then again I wouldn’t have it any other way. Have a good week and as always train hard. I’ll see you on that road.