Training – Week 7

No training on Monday due to my inability to ride a bike after drinking copious amounts of alcohol left me with a sprained thumb and a gash on my left knee. However, I trained the rest of the week with 2 sessions on Friday. On turning up for training on Tuesday morning the 2 Dutch guys that were still up drinking with me on Saturday were impressed to see I was still alive. I thought I just tried to get on my bike once but they tell me it was about 9 times before they convinced me to walk :-) My sleeping pattern has been all over the place for a few weeks now and I was desperate to get a good night’s sleep to take part in both sessions this Friday. I took 2 sleeping tablets to knock me out at about 11pm and I was wide awake again at 1am :-( I had to find some way of staying awake though because by 7am I was flagging and made a discovery that got me through the day. All the trainers and most Thai workers that you see in the bars and on building sites drink these energy drinks to keep them going. They sell them at the gym so I had one before each session today. They kept me awake and I trained like a lunatic. I really felt a big difference but I think they’re full of sugar and caffeine amongst other things so I wont be getting addicted to them. I’ve enough trouble sleeping already!

As far as the pain goes my feet are pretty sore but my hands are ok. I think it’s just par for the course to expect some pain each week and you have to allow yourself time to recover between sessions. Getting the technique right also makes a big difference.

I may train again tomorrow if I get a good sleep but if not I’m happy with the 5 sessions (10 hours) this week. I will weigh on Monday.

Oh, after training in the ring on Tuesday I was asked, what you name? How long you stay Andy? By one of the brothers that own the gym. “You have good power”. I knew that anyway but hmmm. Getting ahead of myself a bit but I could see his brain ticking over and that sort of question only leads to one thing. I’m not fighting at Bangla Stadium…… Am I? At this point in time I can’t see it as I’m here for the weight loss and there’s a lot to learn. I also would think it would be at least 4 – 6 months before my fitness levels were right realistically but stranger things have happened. For the time being I’m happy with training as the pads and bags don’t hit and kick back but watch this space…..

5 Responses to Training – Week 7

  1. Mum says:

    Went to Wales to attend a dinner at the Tower Hotel Jersey Marine with the Cymrig Choir and had a good time great to see old friends.  
    Irene said she loves reading your blog she thinks you should write a book we agree.
    You are doing really well and yes maybe you should take part in some of the fights they obviously think you are ready for it.  Watch this space

    • The Reluctant Traveller says:

      Trust me I'm nowhere near ready! I went for my first 4km run yesterday and found a whole new set of muscles :-) Then I trained in the afternoon and had a bad cramp at the end. I was still aching this morning even after a massage so I couldn't train even though I really wanted to. I'm happy with the progress I'm making and I should be able to focus a bit more this month and cut out drinking during the week. I am eating pretty healthy anyway as good food is really cheap and I've hardly had any wine at all.

  2. Chris says:

    Andy – Just to let you know that I'm your new manager – nothing new then!  Anyway I've been speaking with Barry Hearn and we've arranged a big purse for you – £10 (minus £100 management fees).  Your first fight is next week behind the bins and is against a chap called Kimbo Slice.  You better Google him…….Best of luck!

    • The Reluctant Traveller says:

      You sure he's experienced enough for my first fight? I don't want to come out looking too good straight away :-)

  3. Little Sis says:

    Hey there you Kick Boxing Ninja! – how's it going?  Sounds like you might be on to a new career in life – Kicking the s,,, out of people & winning prizes for it!!!
    Sounds like you are doing well with keeping up the training, which is more than can be said for your Lardy Arse Sister!!! 
    Not much going on here, work is the same old same old.  The weather however has really picked up this week and it's actually feeling like a Summer with temperatures of 28 degrees!  Woo Hoo!!!!
    Love ya lots & really proud of you!!!
    H xxxxxxxxxx

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