Gabriel, Allegra and I are in the Black Belt rotation - we began last month and are slated to earn the Black Belt in Muay Thai boxing in December. I have my doubts if I will make it, but Gabriel and Allegra will for certain.
The run is tripping me up. Literally. I can run a mile in ten minutes, but when I try to take it faster, my repaired gastrocnemius - the one I tore two years ago - cramps up and I have to walk. It makes me crazy and it irritates me and I have an appointment to see the sports orthopedist on the 9th.
But Gabe asked me if I could share his endurance round with you, and that's what this post is about.
Everyone who makes their black belt has to accomplish certain levels of training. Sit ups, push ups and three endurance rounds. Today was the first test. 60 sit ups in 2 minutes. 21 push ups for girls, 45 for boys and the first round. 30 kicks, 15 knees in 1:30. Gabe was petrified. I don't even know if that is the correct word - is there another word that is more powerful? Cuz whatever that word would be, that was him. He obsessed about it all day and was almost in tears before - but he did it.
I am very proud of him.