Afternoon all and happy Monday. It’s nice to finally find the time again to catch up. Sorry, I’m late. Like all good bus drivers, I get there in the end. Training as always this end has been going well although I have to admit I’ve started to slow down a little as we get closer to the end of the year. I’m putting that down to feeling Christmasy.
Despite that, I’m enjoying my time at the gym and I’m already excited about what 2020 may bring. As it stands with exciting things happening at my current camp and a new relationship beginning with old friends at another I think I’m going to be spoilt for choice!
This year, despite it’s up and downs has been a good one training-wise. I’ve dropped the ball and picked it up again, considered very briefly putting it down for good and carried on as normal. I’ve listened to what’s been said to me despite not wanting to hear it and do my best to improve. Slowly but surely I’m getting there but as always it’s a long road.
And at the end of the year, I’m happiest knowing that I’ve got the capacity to put a lot more time and effort into my training, in fact, I’ve started to take it seriously again. Last week, I even caught myself trying something new in sparring which was a nice surprise. It’s just the little things sometimes that help build a bigger picture and give me focus.
Despite having a rocky return when it comes to competing I’m still keen to keep fit, keep active and keep fighting and hope that next year more opportunities arrive. I’m happiest when I’ve got some positive goals to work towards and think I can currently achieve my personal 6 month time frame of making the improvements I need to fight again. It’s a tough martial art and a tough sport and I need to work hard to be at my level best.
My focus is improving in lessons and I’m enjoying the freedom of open mat sessions. I still need to work on my mindset a little more. As Sitsongpeenong would say “stand your ground” when under pressure. Don’t give an inch and never back down. Like everything else. that’s a work in progress.
I’m looking forward to my last week of training before Christmas and the new year and intend to make it a good one. It may be a long road but it’s one I still love, and just like the last time, I’ll see you on it soon.