12pm – 2pm
I drive through the Howard Frankland bridge and a tropical storm to make it to St. Pete for some MMA work! I have to give my training partners and coaches some sparring.
I warm up and we get right into 5, 5 minute rounds. I do two rounds with Chris, one with Bobby, one with Ethan, and one with Gabe. I perform well enough, but I am aware of lots of mistakes I am making and I can improve on, and I get caught with a good counter that gives me a small mouse under my left eye.
Amazing work, regardless.
4pm – 5pm
I head to crunch fitness to get some cardio in since the rain is stopping me from running outdoors. I do 10 minutes on the elliptical, 5 on the bike, 5 on the treadmill, and then decide to say screw it and go for a 25 minute run through the rain.
I am exhausted this morning, but I pull myself out of bed for class and to begin a personal “life experiment” I have been putting off for a while. Let’s see how the day goes.
9am – 10am
BMT class was great, working with Steph and Amy. I was a little unfocused in class, but when I tuned out the distractions, I was performing just as good as I ever have.
10am – 10:30am
Tempo Intervals for conditioning. I do 15 seconds of moderate intensity work on the heavy bag and shadowbox lightly for a minute. Repeat for 20 minutes. Afterwards, I go get some chiropractic work in.
“You have good days. You have bad days. The important thing is to grow mentally”