So I’m now half way through my first semester back in school. It has been quite the adjustment getting back into study mode after working full time for 2 years, but everything is going well. This time around, I really feel like this is what I should be learning. I am much more passionate and love how almost everything I learn can be applied to my training.
Training has been slow since my fight in August as the new gym isn’t open yet. During that break, I trained down in LA for a bit and I have been doing my own thing with a few close friends. Unfortunately a hand injury that I had last August has returned, so I am in the process of healing. This time trying to figure out the cause, (as it was not clearly resolved last year) and how I can prevent it from returning.
It really is amazing how an injury can set a person back, not only physically, but also emotionally. I have come to realize that I must first accept the fact that I am injured before any change will occur. Being in constant denial about the situation only makes you more upset and sets you back further. This entire process of change will eventually lead to growth, which in my opinion is one of the most important things in life.
I hope to be back in the gym, healed within the next two weeks. Lots of active stretching, and prevention by dealing with muscular imbalances is the current prescription. I am also getting back on the road – Just because my hands don’t work, doesn’t mean that I can’t use me feet. So watch out boxing world because I’m on a mission to be the National Champion and nothing is getting in my way.
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal. —Vince Lombardi