It’s been a strange day.
For some reason I just couldn’t get into skipping. I was in a bad mood. Everything seemed against me – it was windy! And I was convinced the gusts of wind were blowing my rope of course (I’m sticking with this theory). With the sunny weather it felt like all my neighbours were either mowing the lawn, strimming hedges or engaged in some other irritating noisy activity. I was trying to concentrate on skipping! After what felt the 100th time the rope whacked against my legs, I had a tantrum and threw it to the ground – “Like a child” as my wife reminded me (and she laughed hysterically, I might add).
So, I wasn’t in the best mindset for the workout. I did Technique 2 – Off The Jab, but I have to admit a little half-heartedly. To make matters worse – Steve enthusiastically recounted his afternoon workout on Skype.
Only one thing for it. Get your gym clothes on again John, you’re going out there once more. Technique 2 – Off The Jab – The Rematch.
I did start to question my sanity – as I worked through the same Rounds I’d done only 2 hours before but it did feel better – mainly because I could ‘whack the hell out of the bag’. The punch bag took a battering with the Jab, Lead Hook, Cross, Hook, Cross in Round 6. And although my renewed keenness soon melted away with the 7 to 1 (Press Ups, Star Jumps, Burpee Jumps, Crunches) I felt relieved I hadn’t let myself down. No longer angry with myself (or others!).
Thanks Steve for giving me the motivation to make it a full set for the week. Boxing truly is therapy – Boxing Therapy. Week 5. Done.