Friday, May 12, 2006

Thursday's Workout

OK, I made it back to practice today. The workout was decent, but not stellar. I'll keep improving. Here's the breakdown.
  • 36 minutes of roadwork
  • 5 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 5 rounds on the pads with Bernard
  • 2 rounds on double-end bag
  • 1 round on heavy bag
  • 1 round on uppercut bag
  • 1 round of situps
  • 1 round of stretching

All in all, I got in 16 rounds plus the roadwork. I prefer it to be about 25, but I got a late start today. Also, I was fighting some inertia that threatened to hold me back from my workout. It was the little voice inside that was saying, "Ah, it's raining today. You can go back on Monday..." I am glad I resisted that little voice!

We had a decent turnout. Bernard was back. Also, Mark V., Cory, Andrew, and I were there. It was a good workout, even though I was a little sluggish.

Bernard mentioned that Dr. Kevin is working to get the doctors vs. lawyers charity boxing match arranged. He said so far Doc Kevin is willing to box and one other doctor. I promised to help with finding other Chicago area physicians who would like to participate. I'll phone my friend Glen who coaches the boxers at the East Bank Club and see if he has any guys who want to do it. From my club, we can easily field a whole team of lawyers, so that should be no problem. I've already told Andrew that he needs to be ready for the event. :-)

Who knows? I might even get to face Dr. Kevin in the ring. That would be fun. He's a good guy. I believe the event will raise money for a children's charity, so we'll be doing it for a good cause. Bernard jokingly mentioned that the name of the charity is the "Victims of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Fund." He's trying to have some fun with the doctors-vs.-lawyers theme, but somehow, I doubt there is such a charity. However, it will be fun however it goes.

If any of my readers are physicians in the greater Chicago area and you would like to participate in this event, send me an e-mail at and I'll get you information as it becomes available to me. Even better, I'll get you connected to the guys who are organizing this event. I'll also post further details here when I have them.


Anonymous said...

Hey man - just found the blog from the link on your other blog. I'm glad to see you're getting back into training! Weird timing, seeing as I'm just getting back into my martial arts training myself. After a break of nearly two years (22 months) myself, I know just how hard it is to get back into the swing of things! You seem to be doing great so far, and I hope things work out well for you.

Hard as it is, it feels great, though, don't it? :D

Steven Imparl said...

Hey Russell,

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for the kind words about the training. I have decided to work hard to crank up the training to the next level.

I hope your training will go great, too. I saw your mention of it on your blog, so that is totally awesome! It will take some work to get back into it, but hang in there; you will do it.

I am having fun with the workouts. I am pretty happy with how it is going.

You're right about the training feeling great. It is an awesome feeling. Keep up the good work and I hope you'll visit this blog as well as my other site regularly.