Day 44 – Recipe for Disaster
I’ll skip over my work day and head straight to the boxing part. You know… the good stuff. 🙂
Tonight was my personal training session with Rey. I was really looking forward to getting back into the training with him tonight because after all these other sessions I knew exactly what we would be working on. Rey started out with doing some exercises with me for my legs. Last year, my legs often tired out quickly which would lead to the rest of me getting tired too quickly. This isn’t something that I find that I am feeling about my body at this point, but it is always better to be safe than sorry and make sure my legs are strong enough to sustain the exertion of the fight. Squats, lunges and jumping footwork was on the menu for this evening. It was really good practice for the footwork that boxers need to have to move quickly around the ring and hopefully their opponents. I struggled with the last of the exercises the most. I was holding weights in my hands in my guard stance and I had to two foot jump sideways over small training hurdles. Sounds easy enough… right? WRONG! The two sets of back and forth down the line of hurdles were ok, but the ones after that were really hard! My legs were jelly by the last hurdle I had to jump and I am always afraid that my feet will catch on one and then I will face plant into the floor in front of everyone. I was glad when they were over!
Then came some defense practice, sparring and pad work. By the end of it all I was a lifeless mess. My arms were toast, but Rey was happy with what I was doing. I was explaining to him my concern about feeling tired and lacking the energy that I used to have awhile back. Because I still have my cough, Rey thinks that it might have something to do with it. He offered some advice about how to get myself back in tip top shape. “Dr. Rey Caitom, home remedy guru”, offered me up some suggestions of things I could eat/drink to help me out. This is what he suggested.
Mix 2 egg yolks, a small can of condensed milk and Fanta (orange soda pop).
He swore by it, but I wasn’t feeling it. It sounded revolting. I thought he was kidding, but he told me it tasted good. I was very, very skeptical, but I decided that I needed to get myself back into my usual state bad enough that I was willing to try anything. So, after I got home Kelso and I walked to the grocery store to get the ingredients. I added in an extra ingredient of a Vitamin C supplement called C-Max in there for good measure too since it already had some strange ingredients and I needed to take my dose for today anyways.
I mixed it up and prepared for the worst and thought of my father’s infamous saying when I was a kid taking medicine… “Over teeth, over gums, look out stomach, here it comes!”
Surprisingly, it was actually pretty good. I thought it was going to make me gag, but it actually kind of tasted like a creamsicle (frozen orange popsicle). I think I could actually get used to it. So Rey, my apologies for doubting you and this drink. I think I’ll have another if you think it will work!
Now, I wonder what is next on Rey’s home remedy menu? I’m up for anything.
Bottoms Up! 🙂