Friday, June 27, 2008

Sending Condolences to an Online Boxer Friend

My friend Marc's dog passed away on Sunday. I hope you will please join me in offering condolences to Marc. Thank you.

Friday Morning Workout

I did the morning workout again.  It was great.  It's still a bit difficult to get the timing of the workout down, but it is getting easier and I'm enjoying it.  Upon completing today's workout, I felt a lot of joy and peace--probably the rush of endorphins to my brain! The exact explanation doesn't matter; I'm not going to second-guess wholesome good feelings.

Here's the recap of today's workout.
  • 1 hour 25 minutes of roadwork
  • 5 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 5 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 3 rounds on the heavy bag
  • 1 round on the uppercut bag
  • 3 rounds of stretching
  • 1 round of situps and other abdominal exercises
That's 18 rounds plus the roadwork--not a bad way to begin a Friday.  I believe this kind of experience is what my friend Marc has in mind when he refers to the "joy of training."  How sweet it is!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Roadwork and Shadowboxing Update

Thursday, June 19: 45 minutes
Friday, June 20: 34 minutes
Saturday, June 21: 35 minutes
Monday, June 23: 23 minutes

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday's Workout

Ever have one of those days when work consumes more time than you thought it would and you come close to talking yourself out of going to the gym? Today was such a day. As I was scrambling to finish various projects and get on my way, I began to think, "Maybe I'll just take today off and go in early tomorrow morning." Doing that was tempting, but I am glad I got to GoTime this evening.

Here's a recap of the workout.
  • 35 minutes of roadwork
  • 3 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 3 rounds on heavy bag
  • 2 rounds of stretching
  • 7 rounds on double-end bag
I spent a lot of time on the double-end bag to work on my speed and timing. I'm trying to improve some combinations with it. I love that bag--it's like a close friend--because, as frustrating as it is to use, it always teaches me a lot.

I'll write more about my routines with the double-end bag soon. I'm trying to make the practice as interesting as possible so that I'll stay with it.