Training this week has been well worth my time. Despite feeling rusty, sloppy and generally not as good as I know I can be I’ve seen it through from beginning to end and walked away with near on 5 sessions under my belt. It’s motivated me to fit in a last couple of sessions before I’m off to warmer climes for Christmas towards the end of next week and to hit the ground running (hopefully literally) on my return.
Speaking of running, it’s still something I need to do much more of so I can see Monday morning calling even before it’s arrived. Thai boxing can bring out the best in us when we least expect it so it’s nice to know the motivation and drive to get out there and do it is still as prevalent as ever. I’m still young, both inside and out.
I put a lot of that down to the training and what it gives back to me. If you keep training hard you get fit in no time at all. I almost begrudge the fact that it’s taken me the past couple of months to motivate myself to start taking things seriously again and stop skirting round the edges. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into 2018. I want it to be a good one.
Before I start reeling off a lists of “should of could of would of’s” for 2017 I have to remind myself that despite a pause with training intensity (bar the strings of full on weeks here and there) I’ve enjoyed taking the peddle off the gas and have taken away a lot more than I thought I would.
I’ve been training at my current gym for a good couple of years now (time flies ) and I’m starting to feel settled in. Memory wise it reminds me of my first camp and also of my second from time to time. I enjoy what we get taught and we always get pushed. Next year I want to get myself fighting fit, motivated and ready to walk from 2018 achieving everything I promised myself this year, but for one reason or another never got round to. It’s called procrastination. Now and again it strikes.
I think Thai is one of the reasons I’ve not only stayed in good shape but I’ve stayed young inside too. When you find something that constantly gives you challenges, makes you healthy and competitive (I never thought I’d see the day) and brings out the best in you as well as teaching you how to look after yourself in the ring or otherwise you know you’re certainly onto a good thing.
People often set goals and stop when they achieve them, I’ve found with martial arts the goal is ever evolving, always challenging and always good fun. Training as much I have week has reminded me of the importance of self investment. Rusty bits included.
So for now that’s all she wrote. I could go on patting myself on the back for pulling my finger out but I’d rather do that at the end of next year. It’s a good journey and a lot of graft but I’ll do my best and maybe bring some of the good stuff to me. Let’s see how it goes. In the meantime have a good week, train hard and just like the last time.. I’ll see you on that road.