Yes I’m back y’all. It’s been a long time and I guess I shouldn’t of left you, but hey I’ve been busy with training, work and in general all types of ill shit. Since the last time we spoke I’ve kept training at a steady and consistent 5 or 6 sessions a week and it’s good to see that improvements are emerging in not just bag work and pad work but in sparring. I’ve already asked if I can fight next year when the gym is back in the game so I intend to keep things moving forward and of course I intend to maintain a positive outlook.
Life wouldn’t be the same without a goal to focus on. I guess it wouldn’t be the same without it’s challenges either. As someone said to me the other week at points you just have to navigate your way through, and it’s something due to corona and the lockdown here that I’ve become adept at. When it comes to family life I’m looking forward to catching up my folks soon and it’s good to know that all is well. In terms of the lockdown nothing is forever and everything changes it’s a been a tough and emotional year for many but you know what? I think we’ll come out on top.
Just Like with everything I’ve come up against and successfully navigated in life, the key is to keep going and of course to remember to never ever give up. Especially at the hard bits. I stepped back into training after a good 2 and a half months of no contact with anything remotely bag like and punchy expecting a hard time and was pleased to find the more I trained the easier it got.
I’m now back at a point where I enjoy correcting myself if I get something wrong because I know I can do better, and when I do better I remember for the next time. I’ve found myself hitting harder than I was 6 months ago, getting tougher and stronger mentally even in the small blocks of sparring we currently do and most importantly I’m having an all round good time.
Which, when all is said and done and goals are stripped away and I’m out here raw and past it, is what it’s about. Someone told me today that they thought I was about 32 years old not 41. Martial arts does seem to keep me young inside and out so I guess as I mentioned a moment ago the best thing to do is quite simply keep going and see where it takes me.
Training this week hasn’t been too bad so far, and I’m already looking forward to the gym tomorrow night . I’m not running as much as I should be at the moment but I’ve also been insanely busy with work and projects. It’s something of course I need to dedicate more time to and aim to get a few decent sessions in on top of Muay Thai this week. I’ve actually got a large weekend of martial goodness planned but I’m yet to see if it transpires. This year has caught me off guard in a lot of respects but just like with everything else, I only ever come back stronger. Have a good week, train hard and just like the last time.. I’ll see you on that road.