Monthly Archives: June 2010

Boxing Fallacy #1: I Have Reason to Fear My Friend, the Boxer

The first in a series of posts chronicling various reactions I’ve gotten when I talk about boxing with my family, friends, and acquaintances. You know, aside from “that’s nice, but your single-minded obsession is starting to bore me and I’d … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous

Today is Friday, my boss is out, and we’re spending half the afternoon taking a departing coworker out for lunch, so I felt secure in digging to the back of my t-shirt drawer for an old favorite. It’s a gray … Continue reading

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Feinting = feigning

I spent some time this week working on technique – specifically, feints. For the boxing-uninitiated out there, a feint is basically when you move like you’re going to throw one kind of punch, and then you throw something else. The … Continue reading

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stuff gets real

First things first: a very happy Father’s Day to my stepdad, who, if I think about it, is the person who first introduced me to boxing. In his twenties, he often volunteered as a boxing judge. When a local Golden … Continue reading

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The Pinkening – good, bad, indifferent?

You may have noticed by now – I’ve got a pair of pink boxing gloves. Also a few pairs of pink handwraps. And my beloved Everlast Michelin Hydrolast boxing boots are maybe the pinkest of all. (Yes, that’s my stuff … Continue reading

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On health and the gym

I started thinking more about my post from the other day about the woman who was kicked out of her gym for being too big for the equipment, and recognizing what an outsider I am when I write about such … Continue reading

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nice to know I’m not the only one

This morning when I got to the gym, there were two women already well into their own bag routines in the boxing area. This was kind of exciting to me because I almost never see other women there, and when … Continue reading

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