Monday – Run around the park/Buckingham Palace/the Mall. 1.77miles 15min50. Have i slowed down a touch? Followed by skipping in the car park. Learnt a new trick at the weekend so threw that in. Took some vid footage, i look like i’m at 110% concentration level and possibly constipated, yet when i’m watching the instructional vids on YouTube, they make it look soooo easy!
You might notice the Movember Mo making an appearance!
Tuesday – Crap weather, so avoided the run and did a boat load of skipping. Evening – arrived at Knights quite early, so more skipping, followed by an hour’s session (300 workout for the warmup…)
Wednesday – rest day. But instead, ended up doing interval training on the skipping rope for 20 minutes.
Submitted my bio for the program.
Name – Darren Curzon
Nickname – ‘The Cannon’
Darren works in IT within the live music and sports events industry, helping to provide the IT requirements for various venues in London and Europe including The O2, Eventim Apollo and SSE Arena Wembley. Although a complete newcomer to boxing, other sports in the past have included motorcycle racing, taekwondo (1st dan) and he completed the London Marathon in 2011. Unfortunately, spinal injuries over the past 2 years caused some mobility issues, but he seems to have put these behind him to get into shape for this event.
Thursday – Actually taking a rest day. Took the opportunity to post some tickets out.
Went into a scheduled Performance Review meeting at work, only to find that actually, it’d become a redundancy announcement and i am now in the consultation period. At this point i dont know how long the process will take, but i may need to change my bio… Actually, it could be a great opportunity to find a new job!
Darren is currently looking for work within the IT sector. Although a complete newcomer to boxing, other sports in the past have included motorcycle racing, taekwondo (1st dan) and he completed the London Marathon in 2011. Unfortunately, spinal injuries over the past 2 years caused some mobility issues, but he seems to have put these behind him to get into shape for this event.
Friday – another rest day
Saturday – Knights Gym. General workout, circuits, bag work. Did a few rounds of sparring with another guy. He was FAST!! But he was also 18kg lighter than me, so i had a weight, height and reach advantage. But he was certainly very quick, and got me a corker on the nose! Nothing painful, but made the eyes water right away. Turned out, he’d actually done a few shows in the past so had lots of experience under his belt. I was able to use my reach to tag him, he was able to use his speed to move, tag, move.
I’m not too sure what is happening to me. I’m meeting new people, and its like
“Hi, I’m <insert random name here> and i’m going to try and punch you in the face”
“Nice to meet you, i’m Darren, and i’m going to try and punch YOU in the face”
Its starting to feel like normal behaviour. I must try to remember that behaviour belongs only in the gym…