General Update & New Years Resolution

Apologies for leaving this blog unattended to – to be honest I had almost forgotten about it, but thanks to an interesting comment by Yakattack, I’ve made it my New Years Resolution to keep this updated more often.

Since my last update in October 2009, I was peer pressured into competing in a full contact kickboxing match for my university.  Having come back from four months in America (on a rubbish diet), I was a bit dubious.  To cut a long story short, three weeks is not enough time to prep for a fight, which resulted in me breaking my jaw.  
I didn’t realise my jaw was broken until four hours later when the adrenaline had died down and the pain started to kick in.  It turns out my jaw was fractured in three places, from just one punch!  I had surgery where two metal plates were put in and my teeth wired, to keep it all in place.  Three months later (~March 2010) there’s no cosmetic damage and I’m back in training :)

Soon after that I spent three months in Italy working as a graphic designer, unfortunately no training and an Italian high carb diet meant I started to gain the wrong kind of weight.  Following a few days back in the UK, I flew off to Mexico and travelled around Central America for two months (again, no training).

I’ve been back in the UK since September and have been training at my old Tae kwon-do club, where training seems to have gotten easier – I enjoy a session where I get to work up a good sweat!  I entered a few competitions in November, which showed me I had a long way to go to get back up to my “peak”.  

December/January is always a bit light on the training front, but rest assured I will be training hard once Christmas/New Year celebrations die away.

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