Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
- Left jab and defense against left jab;
- Left jab, defense against left jab, and immediate counterpunch with left jab; and
- The old one-two punch and defense against it.
I wasn't sore after this workout, but my left arm was a little tired from throwing so many jabs. My coach, Bernard, always talks about drilling the basics: throwing the left jab for an hour. It's an important punch; since it provides the foundation for my offense as a right-handed boxer, it is worth practicing it over and over. We may spar next time to put everything together.
I also did 40 minutes of roadwork today. It was a sunny, mild day--a great day to be outside.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
At his excellent blog about blogging, Bob Walsh, the author of Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them, points us to "101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger," posted at lifehack.org. That's a very useful list and I am going to implement many of those suggestions on my blogs, including Lawyer-boxer's Blog.
Also, I highly recommend Bob's book, Clear Blogging. I have not finished reading it yet, but I already reaping benefits from the book's practical content and easy-to-follow guidance. I cited Bob's book in an article I wrote about Internet radio yesterday, and I have used suggestions in the book to help with the blog consulting work I do for some clients. If you're interested in blogging, Clear Blogging will give you tons of useful information in an easy and accessible format.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
All in all, it was a good workout. I like doing the drills because they provide a great opportunity to reinforce the basics through repetition. Schedules can sometimes be difficult to coordinate, but I am hoping to do some training with Roger fairly regularly. Thanks, Roger, for the good workout!
Monday, May 14, 2007
Here's a link to his new blog.
I hope you'll visit his site, wish him well, encourage him in his training, and urge him to update his blog a little more frequently. ;-)
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Setting up arrangements for our guys to train at another location during that year of construction has not progressed as I had hoped, so I have no clear idea of where we'll be training after another month or so, or even whether we will continue training together as a club. I hope we do, but there is no meaningful assurance that will happen.
I am exploring other gyms where I can train, even if I have to go on my own. For a lot of reasons that I won't explain now (but perhaps I will at some point), this situation has been really emotionally difficult for me. It has been aggravated by the stress of my recent office move and my uncle's illness.
Even so, I am determined to maintain a positive attitude. I will find a way to be at peace with the situation and derive enjoyment from my experiences.