Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Run

Woke up to bright and glorious day on Thanksgiving and decided to go for a run. What better way to give thanks for being alive and healthy than to hit the pavement for 5 miles right? It was decisively crisp outside but the sun was shining and that's more than enough to put a smile on my face. And off I went, drove off any heaviness on my mind and in heart by filling my lungs with sun-filled fresh air (well as fresh as NYC air can get anyway). I felt great. Wide eyed and bushy tailed? Yup. That was me.
And then Thanksgiving dinner happened... dun dun dun!! Why do we do this to ourselves?!? I mean don't get me wrong I am grateful for the time I spent with loved one and the delicious food I got to eat but why eat so much??? I felt sick honestly lol
Part of the problem is I'm not used to over-eating anymore, and I'm very grateful for that! Oh boy. Don't miss those days. Needless to say I went for a post-Thanksgiving run this morning to make up for all the extra calories I packed on last night

If have to compare both runs by audio description, yesterday's glorious Thanksgiving run sounded like this: WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

and today's sorry post-Thanksgiving run sounded like this:
womp womp. womp womp. pant. womp...
lol for real though. But felt better after it was done, as usual...

Anyhoo. This year I'm thankful for being healthy, for the love I receive from so many and for stepping out of my comfort zone which has brought and will continue to bring much needed change. AND I'm very thankful for slowly having more and more time for Muay Thai again!! :)
What are you thankful for this year?

Friday, November 15, 2013

I love me some Muay Thai!

OMG. It has been over 3 months since I've written on here... Boo to me :(
This makes me sad cause it confirms/reminds me how long it's been since I've really been training. Well that's been more than just 3 months, I feel like the last time I've trained normally was February!! Double booo... Work has gotten the best of me but hopefully it will be worth the sacrifice in the end. It better be! cause this is a HUGE sacrifice ugh!

The good news is I recently have been able to make it to the gym a couple of times and I've also been sharing my love of Muay Thai with a few people in the Bronx. Check it out:

So my cousin, Jai Faith, has a fitness studio in the Bronx and asked me to teach a beginner's Muay Thai class on October 18th to raise money for the American Cancer Society. To which I quickly agreed to, how could I say no really lol.
We had a great time, I grossed them out with my explanations of how the goal of throwing an elbow is to cut the skin between the eyes so that your opponent is blinded by blood and the fight gets stopped LOL! True story though haha Ohe! They had fun, they sweat and did really well with the technique.

We had Beginner's Muay Thai at Jai Fitness Part 2 tonight. There were less people but I was able to show them more interesting combinations, like how to parry and catch a kick, and again they did great!
Yea for spreading Muay Thai love in the Bronx!! haha
Of course it makes me want to get back in the gym to get back in the ring even more... maybe if I click my heels together three times... :)