LIKE A VIRGIN

A first fight is similar to losing one's virginity: it's going to be uncomfortable and awkward. It will also suck to some extent, depending on where you fall on the spectrum [...]" It’s taken me a more than a fortnight to draw down my first fight and turn it into a post. I started and… Continue reading LIKE A VIRGIN

THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

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A little over three months ago I could barely get around. Injured while on vacation in Greece made walking anywhere a painful chore. A grade 3 sprain meant covering a kilometre took four times as long as normal. I was unable to workout. I couldn't get an x-ray or see a physiotherapist until I arrived in Brussels.… Continue reading THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT

re·sil·ience /rəˈzilyəns/ | noun The power or ability to return to original form, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. Boxing did not come naturally to me. The sport, built on a foundation of technique and mental toughness, happens to also be comprised of intimidation, fear-mongering, primal rage, and arrogant posturing. I suspect my slow… Continue reading FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT

YES WE CAN

Things are impossible until they're not. Dreams are only crazy if we remain fast asleep." My father was athletic. Ridiculously tall and lanky, he moved with a spindly and fluid flow. He passed on those genetics so my brother and I joined the legions of 'beanpoles' in the world—people with bodies that stretched like dark matter about… Continue reading YES WE CAN

TO THE EXTREME

[...] Extreme fitness is less about being young again and more about building yourself up for the years ahead. In other words, getting better at getting older." I've always been in awe of athletes. The sport doesn't matter much, what inspires me is the drive, fearlessness, and tenacity of anyone who signs up for gruelling workouts… Continue reading TO THE EXTREME