Fight Camp. The idea excites me. I love knowing that in 6 weeks I will be a better, stronger version of myself. I know there are going to be times (possibly many times) that this exciting feeling will waver and maybe dip into whatthehellamithinkingmybodyfeelslikeigothitbyatruck territory, but I know it’ll swing back; it always does. […]Read more "Beginning of Fight Camp Feels."
We live high paced, driven by technology, fueled by the desire to do everything in the shortest amount of time – multitasking is a way of life, not an acquired skill. We spend more time on our phones and computers than we do actually interacting with the world around us. We want to know everything […]Read more "find your roots."
I shot out of bed so fast this morning you would have thought there was a fire or Free People was giving away clothes for free. (If you aren’t familiar with Free People or my obsession with the company- check it here, http://www.freepeople.com) 5:30am. No, I wasn’t getting ready to board a flight back to […]Read more "I did a spin class today and didn’t die. It’s a good day."
they aren’t big enough. I’ve been struggling with this idea for a long time. Yes, I completely agree with it. But, um- it is terrifying to me to admit my goals, my dreams, out loud. They’re safe inside my head plotting along, alive, without anyone else’s thoughts or opinions. I feel like I always assume […]Read more "If your dreams don’t scare you"
You throw a jab a thousand times. You throw a kick a thousand times. You check, you block, you attack, you defend, you cross, you knee, you elbow, you train. Over and over you do the same technique, the same skill, the same motion, trying and trying to make it perfect, to do the right […]Read more "“But what did I do wrong? How can I fix it now? Why can’t I get it right?”"
Boxing Boys I’m chasing ghosts Every time I run. I see them right next to me Or in front of me. Pushing me to go further with their warmth and quiet strength. It’s hot. Sweat runs from my pores gasping for water. The big, bright incubator in the sky is cranking itself up as high […]Read more "Boxing Boys"
I’ve been back for just about 6 months and the little tug on my heart when I look at pictures of Thailand hasn’t gone away. I get awful butterflies when I watch fights or see an endless stream of Thai selfies. Wait what- awful butterflies? Yeah. Awful. That fluttering feeling you get when you want […]Read more "I remembered how to write again…"
This was a rough 4 weeks or so. I bounced back and forth between having confidence to wondering whether or not I should even fight. I started training again after maybe 2 weeks off; from crazy travels to being sick, I needed the time. Getting back into it wasn’t difficult, but getting myself […]Read more "Fight Number 2"
I walked away from my opponent and towards the opposite corner. I noticed my trainers jumping in the ring and one had water, so I changed directions. Was the fight over? Did I just win? One of the last nights of training before my fight, the promoter told us he would be taking us to […]Read more "Reflecting on my 1st fight… I really fought in Thailand.. wait, what? Real life?"
and I have battled them to complete this entry. The past two weeks have been absolutely insane. Let’s kick it off with Dan’s fight on December 27th. Crazy emotion filled night. We got home around midnight and ate dinner, got to bed around 1:30am. Up bright around 730am, I needed to train before we headed […]Read more "Here’s an update. On a side note, ants now live in my computer"