Here we are again in January with Golden Gloves a week away. Competitive teams ebb and flow at all gyms. Sometimes we are stacked with eager competitors who are ring ready and other times we have a bunch of folks in the wings working diligently to get prepared. We are at the bottom of the curve starting this year with 1 elite competitor, Greg, 1 pro, Kevin and about 10 folks who are anywhere from 3 months to 2 years away from being ring ready.
It’s a bittersweet pattern that happens. The coaches are the constant the competitors are the variable. Each one gives a little more to our own development and for that I am extremely grateful. Sometimes I feel bad for those that came along earlier because I am so much better because of them and they don’t get the benefit of that progress.
I’ve been at this sport since 2002 and it seems shocking when I say I’ve put in 16 years. It feels like I’m just now finding my legs and confidence. I’m more certain than ever in my training program and what and who I am developing. I’m more certain of my methods and the results I am capable of producing.
Our team ebbs and flows as does my learning curve, but it is that constant that I can depend on.