Fun in the Gym!

01 Sep shonakamori 4 Comments »

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to have fun in the gym by training new skills.  Most of my time over this last year was chewed up by rehab and trying to get back into competitive shape.  Looking back, I’m glad I got over my second-thoughts and apprehension about competing, and actually went with it.  At one point my knee had flared up so badly that I got really worried about competing, however, training for it allowed me to push my body to a new level.  If I had stretched my comeback meet until next year, I’m pretty certain that I wouldn’t be feeling the same at this point in time.

Now it’s back to the gym and working new skills to increase the difficulties in my sets. Working new skills can be challenging but fun at the same time.  I have until the beginning of next year until I have to compete again so I can give myself a bit of a mental break also.  Thank goodness for being done with college too.  I see the younger guys getting ready for school to start and I’m reminded of how stressed I used to be.  Working is fairly stressful at times but it’s definitely a different type.  You’re not asked to prepare for 3 tests and write a 15-page paper in one week.

With summer coming to a close, I’ve been enjoying some activities outside of the gym as well.  Last weekend, I had the chance to see Dave Matthews Band in concert. It was an awesome show!

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4 Comments on “ Fun in the Gym! ”

  1. Gregor September 1, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Hey Sho,
    good to hear you are having fun again.
    Just out of curiosity, what skills are your working on?

  2. Dave J September 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I hope you caught Jimmy Cliff as an opening act! Always nice to be working new skills, just keep your eye on the prize; it’s not what you do but how you do it!!!

  3. shonakamori September 1, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    definitely dave. i’m so happy to be back in the gym though and healthy enough to do some of the fun stuff.

    i didn’t catch jimmy cliff. the opening act was by a famous r&b singer that recently started a solo career. it was good stuff!

  4. shonakamori September 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    hey gregor,
    good to hear from you.
    i’m not working on anything out of the ordinary. just trying to add a few more combination passes on floor because my knee feels better and a skill or two on each event.

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