Boxing for Refuge: Week 7, session 2, in which I get described as an ‘aggressive boxer’ and actually am an aggressive cyclist

I think from now on I'm going to do the double sessions as much as possible. I get so shattered afterwards but I think it's worth it, especially now that we're in the last few of weeks before the fight. I only did one session today because I met my sister for dinner instead, though. … Continue reading Boxing for Refuge: Week 7, session 2, in which I get described as an ‘aggressive boxer’ and actually am an aggressive cyclist

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Boxing for Refuge: Week 7, session 1, in which I get punched in the head and my hands smell like feet

I'd originally planned to post these boxing updates weekly, covering both sessions in one post, but I'm finding that I have more to say each time than I expected. Today I went to Victoria early to do a kickboxing session before the compulsory boxing session we do every Wednesday. I washed my wraps this weekend … Continue reading Boxing for Refuge: Week 7, session 1, in which I get punched in the head and my hands smell like feet

I could gladly read Brandon Sanderson for the rest of my life

Having read Warbreaker all the way through, I am still not quite sure who the character on the front cover is supposed to be. While two of the protagonists are women who definitely get a fair amount of action until their belts throughout the story, neither of them wield a sword for very long. Still. … Continue reading I could gladly read Brandon Sanderson for the rest of my life

Boxing: Week 6, in which I get battered by coaches and none of my sports bras fit

Although last week we started sparring for longer periods of time, we've dropped all that now in favour of drills so that we get better at different combinations of punches and movements. On Wednesday, our coach interspersed each drill with a random amount of burpees. I realised I don't hate burpees as much as I … Continue reading Boxing: Week 6, in which I get battered by coaches and none of my sports bras fit

I’m doing a charity boxing match and it’s about time I told people

A bit more than a month ago, I got invited to like a Facebook page about a company that ran charity sports events and I thought it looked interesting. Since I stopped trampolining with my uni, I have been neglecting regular exercise. I cycle everywere but it's not the same as setting aside time to … Continue reading I’m doing a charity boxing match and it’s about time I told people

‘Shadow of the Wolf’ is the perfect Robin Hood fantasy I never thought I needed

Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall is a fantasy novel that gives the classic British folk tale about Robin Hood a supernatural twist. I picked it up in a charity shop and I am so glad I did. I only found out as the book reached a climax that didn't feel like one that … Continue reading ‘Shadow of the Wolf’ is the perfect Robin Hood fantasy I never thought I needed