Monthly Archives: July 2010

Boxing Fallacy #2: I Box Because I Know Dudes Think That Chicks Fighting is Hot

(I apologize in advance for the heavy-handed heteronormativity of this piece. I’m female, born female, in a relationship with a man and basically always presenting and addressed as a heterosexual woman. So that’s where I come from and that’s what … Continue reading

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Don’t beat yourself up – there are plenty of people who’ll do that for you

I had a rough weekend, training wise, and I spent most of my off day trying to get out of my own head. For this, I can blame the heat, or the stress of my boyfriend being out of the … Continue reading

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Eraser vs. The Most Interesting Man in the World

I ran into my trainer yesterday at the gym as I was finishing up my roadwork for the day (when it’s 90 and humid, I’ll never not do my roadwork on a treadmill). “I’ve got someone to throw punches at … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous links etc, 7/13/10

First off, today the NY Times profiles Christina Cruz, a U.S. Olympic boxing team hopeful who trains at Gleason’s. It’s a great story and I wish her all the luck in the world! I watched a bunch of Mike Tyson … Continue reading

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Won’t someone think of the children?

I was the last kid picked in gym class. Literally, that happened. You hear that expression all the time, and I even heard it a lot before it happened, and then one day when I was in the sixth or … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Stop Worrying and Love the Gym

I had a rough time of things this morning. First off, I had to be up at 4:30 to make a 6 a.m. training session, which has gotten easier, but isn’t yet second nature. (5:30 I can do, no problem. … Continue reading

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