I´ve started so I´ll finish.

Well, it´s nice to be back. I think it´s a second or a third week now this blog of mine has arrived on time and it´s great as always to catch up. This week, unlike the week before I haven´t been training at all. That rhymes. I´m a poet and I didn´t even know it. Go me.

I´m currently out in warmer climes spending some well earned time with my family. Well, its not that much warmer but as always it´s fantastic to be here. I feel a little older and wiser since my recent birthday and I´m gradually (if not begrudingly) accepting at some point I may settle down and get on with life as normal. Christmas makes me think of stuff like that. The real world makes me realize I still have a lot of living to do.

Muay Thai
Muay Thai boxing at Lumpini Stadium. Muay Thai/Thai Boxing Bangkok Thailand March 2003 ©David Dare Parker /AsiaWorks Photography


So anyway, it´s good to be out the loop and off the radar for the holidays. It gives me more time than usual to reflect over the past 12 months or so. Training along with everything else in my life has not been without it´s up and downs but just like with everything else  I´m making sure I continue to move forward.

It´s fantastic to be looking at 2018 with some pretty solid goals on the radar when it comes to all thing martial and other wise and although it needs a lot of work I´m getting my focus back.

Although I haven´t been training this week due to travel, work and  everything attached I´ve made sure I´ve been running. In fact, since I got to ever so slightly warmer shores that much has been a given. With a little bit of shadow boxing thrown in for good measure too. I´m still taking it home with me and I think I always will be.

When I´m not at the gym I do my best to think like I´m at the gym. I hope that makes sense. Thai boxing moved from a hobby to a vocation a long time ago. Looking at things realistically I don´t think I´m likely to get any training in before the new year so I´ll keep some sort of momentum up any way I can. Every little helps as they say.

I´ve met some good people over the past 12 months and have seen a lot pass me by in the martial world I would of liked to have got involved with but for one reason or another didn´t have the time, commitment, focus or finances to do. I´m hoping in 2018 that changes but I still maintain a  balance with everything else that´s good in my life.      I´m a firm believer in putting others before myself. That´s not likely to change.

In the meantime, I´m looking forward to a lovely Christmas with my nearest and dearest and a good run first thing tomorrow morning. Running round the block equates to around 6k so I guess that´s a good thing. If I´m feeling really christmasy I might push it to ten. I guess I´ll see how it goes and just like the time before and the time before that… I´ll see you on that road. Here´s to 2018. May you win all your fights, martial and other wise. Merry Christmas.







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