I have been thinking about boxing a lot lately. I guess it happened the other day when I read that people who work out (in general) are less susceptible to stress induced fear and anxiety. Right now I am not in the gym due to other projects but that does not keep me off the road, the rope, the medicine ball, the pull up bar and hitting the bag in the back yard when I can.
I have certainly picked it up a notch since the whole economic crisis has hit and another and another. It is not a matter of “getting your aggression out”, no it goes beyond that.
Many times people ask, Why boxing? Why train for something you’re a bit too old for? Something you may risk to look foolish doing
The only response is “If there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance… It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.” (from Million Dollar Baby)
If those aren’t the thoughts and acts that get you through tough times, what are?