Day 15.5

by mojocho

It’s been a couple days since my last post, and I thought I should fill in the people who follow my blog for whatever reason that it is because there was a huge thunderstorm that passed Cleveland knocking out the power in many places including the boxing gym. Hence, I have not been boxing at the gym, rather I’ve been emulating the workouts on my own.

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Today I ran the real boxers run, which is a five mile loop that spans across the run offs of lake Erie and has a great view of the Cleveland skyline. After about three miles, I felt great, I can definitely tell that running has become easier and much more enjoyable. I no longer think about the pain of running, but rather plan out the rest of my day and just feel good. Many call this the “runner’s high.” Endorphins are great.

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After the run I did 100 push ups (50 normal 25 incline 25 decline), sit ups and oblique crunches. An interesting thing I tried was rather than simply lifting my shoulders up and curling my body for the sit up, I flexed my abs as if I were about to get hit in order to bring my body up. I managed to get 25 true form sit ups in and I feel they had a higher effect than 100 poor formed sit ups. I encourage you to try it some time, which I what I guess Sean T meant when he said to “keep your core tight” – unfortunately, I never understood until now.

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Sean T, the lead guy for the Insanity program, “c’mon y’all les’ gooooo!”

Looking back these 15 days of boxing training with Coach Mike, I’ve learned a couple things. Many of the times I did not want to go to the gym, I kind of dreaded it. But when I left the gym, and while I was actually going to work, it wasn’t bad, it was really enjoyable and I felt amazing after every work out. The amount of self satisfaction I get from a workout is a personal victory.

I don’t know what you get from viewing my blog, but I thank you and wish that you are getting the best out of life. Keep on working hard like I know you do, until next time!

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