Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday's Exercise

I did 34 minutes of roadwork and shadowboxing today. I notice my multiple left jabs are getting quicker. I like that. Jab...jab...jab. Nice and fast. Now, let's see if I can do it on the pads and in sparring.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday Roadwork and Shadowboxing in the Cold

I am really whining about this cold weather. I need to get used to it because it is going to be here for a few months. I got in 23 minutes today. I did not get to the regular Monday practice because I got stuck at work. Oh well, I'll keep trying.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Asian Games Amateur Boxing Competition

The boxing competition has started at the 15th Asian Games, in Doha, Qatar. The official site of the games has a detailed boxing page that has information about the international amateur rules of boxing, a very brief history of the sport, a list of the boxers who have won medals in past Asian Games, and a simple animation about amateur boxing and its scoring methods.

The site also has a boxing RSS page, so you can follow the latest news with your RSS aggregator and reader. A summary of the first day's action appears here. According to the news story, Manus Boonjumnong of Thailand scored a hard-earned win over Mongolia's Tuvshinbat Byamba.

The day's highest scoring bout featured two super-lightweight boxers. Taiwan's Tsai Yao Chun beat Mabkhot Yahya Hadadi of Saudi Arabia 42-30. With scores like that, the bout had to be an impressive contest and a real crowd pleaser. Way to go, guys!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Ice and Snow Roadwork and Shadowboxing, Day 2

I think it's going to be a long winter. I got out there today for 25 minutes and threw some punches. The temperature is dropping and ice and snow are everywhere. [shivering]

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ice and Snow Roadwork and Shadowboxing

Ah, today is December 1. As if on cue, we got hammered with some snow overnight. I got out there and did some roadwork and shadowboxing, but it was icy and cold. I squeaked out just 17 minutes. It was something. I need to get into a positive attitude concerning winter.