Day 29

by mojocho

Circuit training and hand work, lighter day.

Started off with a Public Square run, took it at a decent tempo, but not as fast as yesterday, my body is starting to feel the effects of day-after-day punishment. When I got back I had 100 heavy jump ropes, 100 push ups, 100 jumping jacks, 50 dumbbell curls (couldn’t do 100 as my wrist were hurting too much [still hasn’t healed yet]), 50 military press, 100 sit ups, and 100 ringside “box” jumps.

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After we all strapped up and worked the bag for about 10 minutes, then had a 5 minute session with Coach Cleveland. I’m spending more time with him alternating between slipping and weaving and throwing combinations. I can’t help but punch all out, which is probably why my knuckle is simply not healing and my wrists are slowly getting worse.

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Notice the swelling on my right hand between my middle finger and ring finger.

I’m reaching a point where I’m no longer sure if I should keep going everyday, not because it’s hard, but because my body is getting a bit weaker. My hands are getting more and more swollen from constantly punching and my wrists haven’t healed in over three weeks. I think i should take it easy, but I only have less than two weeks left at the gym so I want to stick it out. I hate coming up with excuses, and i don’t think this is one, but I think I should give my body time to heal (or at least let my hand swelling go down). All the exercise seems to be effecting my work, I am starting to have less energy throughout the day, which is not what I want, I also can’t seem to ever eat enough to the point where I’m full, I eat constantly. I hope some of this is natural.

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