Evening all, as always it’s good to catch up. It’s been a great week training starting off on a “why am I still finding this so hard?” and finishing on a positive “absolutely getting my groove back” yesterday. I was hoping to train this afternoon but today no one wanted to play with me so I’ve settled for a good run this morning as a suitable end to the week.
My gym’s moving to larger space soon I was told yesterday and there’s to be more opportunities to train in the week which should make us a lot more of a full time gym. (Their words not mine.) As it stands, I really enjoy what we’ve got a present and I can still train 5 times a week when I need to. Either way it should be an exciting transition and I’ve got everything crossed for being able to train twice a day.
It’s been hot enough this summer to practically be Thailand why not take the mentality as well as the weather. (And they say climate change is a hoax.) I’m still waiting on my next match up (September 50/50 )and it’s also exciting to have been put forward for Muay Thai Grand Prix too plus another show in November.
Out of the 3 on the cards I’m confident Da Bull will find me someone to box, and besides having more time to get ready is never a bad thing. It’s great to be back in the swing of things and it’s even better to have some challenges to point myself at. And of course I want to win the next one too!
My home of over 2 and a half years and where I spend a lot of my free time. Some things don’t change. They just get better.
Whilst we’re on the subject of winning it was on Thursday this week that I decided to pull my finger out mentally. Tuesday I felt I could feel the beginnings of a slump, I was gearing myself up for writing a melancholy blog on the trials and tribulations of glass ceilings and the constant martial struggle I face to punch through them…
I was preparing to write a heartfelt ramble about my fight against my inner critic and so on and so forth. Luckily, I discovered on Thursday (and for the rest of this week following) that when I put my mind to it I can still
Walk forward and keep the pressure on. (Reverse is so last Tuesday.)
Attack with speed and deliver some power in my shots.
Generally rumble it and maintain a good defense.
In fact, I finished training yesterday feeling sharp, tired and positive, wondering what “what’s next?” “what do I need to do better?” as always with Thai there’s a lot to work on and without letting Santa’s little whinger take hold I know my own short comings. I intend to continue sorting them out at the gym (and occasionally round the kitchen and living room) next week onwards.
I’ll also make sure I’m running a few times a week again as my shin has finally sorted its life out. It feels a bit tougher and I love kicking stuff and people with it so I’m pleased. I have always had shins like Robocop. It’s nice to have them back. I’m already looking forward to clambering back on the horse next Tuesday onwards .
I thought I’d leave you all this week with a fight I caught earlier on today Seksan vs Superbank from earlier this year. It’s pretty easy to sit in awe of fighters at this level but it’s always worth remembering the amount they train to get to the top of their game. There are no half measures just dedication and practice. After all, if you want to be the best you can be you have to put in the work. Have a great week, train hard and just like the last time… I’ll see you on that road.