I've been missing the blogosphere. I haven't really been able to post or read much lately, so please excuse my recent silence if you've noticed that I have been MIA in the comment zone lately.
Actually, I've been training for my upcoming fight (March 3rd)and starting back with school. My days now go something like this: wake up at 5, work out at 5:30, finish at 7, get ready for work, go to Job #1, go to Job #2, work out at 5:30, come home, shower, eat, shoot it's 8:30, go to bed/go out/do homework. Pretty boring.
But I have been getting in some sparring. I did 9 rounds last week and hopefully I can get in just as many more in weeks to come.
It was a little embarassing because I am so rusty. On Tuesday I sparred with one of the girl fighters from my gym and I got clocked pretty nicely in the chin. My jaw was a little sore for the next few days, but on Wednesday and Thursday I got hit quite a bit more.
There's a former professional boxer who is coming down to spar with us gals now. How cool is that? She's taller than I am which is something completely different and good for me to experience. She has longer arms than I do so I am having to change my overall strategy. She boxes at a level above me, but not too much so I am always being challenged and schooled when I am failing myself (I did have a little headache this weekend). It's a great experience and I am lucky for it.
But, I rested up this weekend and only worked out a little bit - just to work off some frustrations more than for fitness. You know, there was some drama, a bunch of disappointment and a car accident, but I am dearly going to miss the sleepy, warm-in-bed mornings. Brrr, it's so cold out. I don't want to think of venturing out in 1 degree weather tomorrow.
Hopefully I will have more knitting content soon. I have been working on a hat from Knitting Nature (God, I love this book. Thanks again, Annie!). And it's coming along nicely. I also recently saw, My Neighbor Totoro, and have fallen in love with that movie. I hope to knit a Totoro hat at some point and wax a little poetic about the whole thing. I have so many question and thoughts about it. Ah, thank you, Jon.
I should be finishing my homework. :doh:
Cheers for now!