Today, April 2nd, is the first official day of training for boxers in the Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 5 show. Training will last for ten weeks, during which time my goal is to raise $5,000 for the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Ten weeks from now, I’ll step into the ring for the first time and fight to win more money for my chosen charity.
I’m excited. I’m looking forward to the challenges of the next ten weeks and my first amateur bout, though there is a small part of me that’s wondering what I’ve gotten myself into. I’m a 23 year-old Pre-K teacher with a new-found love for boxing. I’ve only been boxing for three months, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I always want more.
This blog is where I’ll tell my story about the next ten weeks. I want to save and remember these experiences, and I want to share them with others who are interested in boxing. I want to keep a training journal here, but I don’t want to bore anyone with play-by-play accounts of sparring rounds or descriptions of a fitness class. Rather, I want to focus on my growth as a beginning boxer and how the sport affects my life.
Honestly, I don’t know what to expect. I’ve been taking advanced training classes for a couple of months now and I’ve been working alongside some of the ACFN 4 boxers, so I feel like I know what kind of training I’ll get. But I don’t know anything about the pressure of the show, or raising what seems to be a huge amount of money for charity. I don’t know what to expect from blogging, either. I already know that I love writing, so I’m eager to to combine that with boxing. But will I be able to keep posts interesting to people other than myself? We’ll see. You’re invited to join me as I find out what the next ten weeks hold.