11am – 1 pm
I arrive to st. pete and start drilling some wrestling for a few minutes. Everybody else goes to lift, so I go for a 30 minute run. My legs hurt and it is extremely hot outside so my pace kind of sucks, but all that matters is I took right action. We then go into drilling and live wrestling, and although it just mostly drills, my wrestling feels the best it’s ever been. Good work for the day.
9am – 10am
Helping out Lin, a new student today in class. Teaching and learning from the teaching.
10am – 10:30am
Tempo intervals for conditioning, I did 22 minutes today on the heavy bag and shadowboxing.
7pm – 8:30pm
I got out of work early so I head over to PAC and get some striking on! I warm up with some kickboxing at the end of the fundamentals class and go right into sparring drills and free sparring with Chris and Tyson in the intermediate class. Fun night, I leave the gym very pumped up and in love with the process of getting better!
9am – 10am
Taught a great class to a couple older faces and some beginners. Always fun to help people improve.
10:30am – 11am
Drilling wrestling/ground and pound positions with coach Vince.
2pm – 3pm
Strength maintenance workout, still harder than most strength building workouts! 3×8 with 215 lbs on squat, 3×6 with 275 lbs on deadlift, and 3×8 with 155 lbs on bench.
3pm – 4pm
Nothing but a run in the books for me today. I get 4 miles in at a good pace.
I showed up to st. pete to train with coach Vince and others, only to realize it was closed down today for a seminar at Gracie Bradenton. I make the drive home and go to crunch for some work.
2:30pm – 3pm
Tempo Intervals for conditioning at Crunch fitness, 25 minutes, working on the heavy bag.
11am – 12pm
MMA class at PAC with Chris, Amy, Vince, and Bobby. In my last sparring round, Chris attempts a judo throw and I resist. In a freak accident, I end up falling over my knee and hear the worst sound I have heard in my life. Like the sound of a toaster being blended at 1000% intensity. I fall to the ground in pain and looks I have my first serious knee injury.
I am back home, unable to walk or drive, waiting to see a doctor to move on with life. Whatever happens, I accept it completely.
“Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it”