After near perfect water loading/cutting and cutting 4 pounds in the hot bath yesterday night, I awoke at 150 lbs this morning. I have a few sips of cold water and a couple low-weight foods and endure one more hour of hot bath work to cut the final 4 lbs. I am drained, but not the worst I ever been when I weigh in at 146 lbs on the dot.
Afterwards, rehydration and relaxing for my fight tomorrow.
11 – 11:30am
Light work the morning of the fight to shake my adrenaline off and get used to moving with my weight back on my frame.
At night, I am feeling heavier and more tired than usual. I am not sure if this is because of the heavy load of workouts this week, the weight cut, or nerves. Most likely all 3. I go out there and dominate the striking for the first two and a half rounds, only really getting hurt at the end of the 2nd round. I finish the fight on top almost cinching a kimura/armbar and win a one sided unanimous decision. The happiest I’ve ever been after a fight because I truly earned this win!
5/22 – 5/28
I’m back home to relax after a difficult camp, with my family. I get a 3 mile run in with my brother on monday morning and a 5 mile run in myself on thursday morning. I get a heavy weights workout done on friday morning and my strength feels the same as before. Great. I’m coming off this fight in the best shape I’ve ever been, ready to get better than ever!
12pm – 2pm
Sunday mornings at st. pete. I can’t grapple because my face is still quite swollen, but I get some good striking in with Anton.
12pm – 2pm
The gym is closed for memorial day, but that doesn’t stop us from getting in a class going anyway. We work on some bump techniques, getting out to the side when we initiate attacks. Then we do some really fantastic wrestling drills.
6:30pm – 7:30pm
BMT class in the evening. Back at it, good to see familiar faces!
9am – 10am
BMT with Jason as my partner. I am exhausted at the end of this class, I think I have been dieting too hard and not sleeping enough. But it’s alright because I have no fight coming up!
3pm – 4pm
Great run in the afternoon, about 5 miles at a good, steady pace.
“A paradox of life: The problem with patience and discipline is that developing each of them requires both of them.”