Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Maintaining a reasonable level of fitness has always been important to me. Not super fit. Just fit enough to remain active. So when I moved into the Jewellery quarter in Birmingham I decided to look up the local gyms, just to see what was available.
Well would you Adam and Eve it. I found a boxing gym within 300 metres of my apartment. Not really knowing what I was getting myself into I signed up immediately for 2 early morning sessions a week. I confess, the first couple of sessions were more than a shock to the system. This was circuit training that I hadn't done since my time in the Army (back in.......a few years ago) The body didn't seem to be responding as it did back then. However, I got my head down and stuck to it, trying not to cry too much. 6 months in, I'm now probably as fit as I was over 20 years ago and the body s looking a lot better for it. A few weeks ago Steve (my gestapo trainer) suggested I may like to get a few sparing rounds in, just for the hell of it. Trust me when I tell you boxing is not easy and it is NOT just two guys thumping each other.... Well, of course, it is but skill, technique and fitness are an essential ingredient. On my first sojourn into the ring just one ingredient would have been a help. I've now done a good few rounds and I'm not getting hit as much, that's a good thing. On 16th of May I shall be able to put all of my training to good use when I actually enter the ring for an amateur sponsored bout. Now you will appreciate that I'm not just stepping into the ring for the sheer hell of it. I hope to get a load of people to sponsor me. That's where you come in. It doesn't have to be loads of cash, just anything you can afford. Every penny helps towards this amazing charity. I'm even going to pay my own medical bills so that we don't waste anything. Sponsorship is also up for grabs. There is still time for companies to get their logo on my kit. (soles of boots still available)
The more money we get the better I will feel during my long spell in the recovery ward......