Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fragile Father

Physically, I'm feeling fragile today. I'm on antibiotics for sinusitis--very high white blood count indicated a bacterial infection. (My doctor doesn't hand out antibiotics like candy, she needs a reason to prescribe.) I was really sick early in the week, left work half way through Monday, and didn't do any work until Friday--and then from home.

I've also got a very stiff neck, and I'm starting to wonder if there's a pinched nerve or something. We were working for two weeks in grappling on D'Arce chokes, and I think they weren't good for my neck.

I haven't worked out in a week and a half. Times like this it's hard to picture getting back on the mat, though I know I will.

Interesting boxing match Saturday night. There's a very interesting tournament being hosted on Showtime (not PPV, either) where six excellent 168-pound boxers compete. Last night, the tournament leader, skilled boxer Andre Ward, out-hustled and out-thought Al Green, a dangerous knockout puncher. Green had a long reach advantage, but Ward would duck in and begin infighting, and he won every round.

While I train at a MMA school, and find the ground element (grappling) to be complex and interesting, I prefer watching standup, whether it's boxing or Muay Thai or what have you. Call me old fashioned.

It's been a nice Father's Day so far....

5 comments:

Felicia said...

Happy Father's Day - and feel better soon :-)

SueC said...

I'm sure you'll soon be back on your feet - and in the dojo!

Michele said...

Hi Bob,

Hope you feel better soon!

Michele

Hack Shaft said...

Feel better soon, and happy belated father's day! Looks like the Chinese spammers are fans of you, too.

BobSpar said...

Thanks, all. I am feeling better and training (carefully). And yeah, I can't delete all that Chinese spam fast enough....