shiner

Shiner

Okay, so yeah. It’s a shiner. And my nose kinda got in the way of a southpaw’s straight left, too.

I did five rounds last night but wasn’t on my mental game, which seemed to glue my feet to the canvas. I could see lots of punches coming, but it was like one train seeing another train coming head-on down the exact same track and being utterly powerless to unshackle those iron wheels and get the hell out. The best I could do was barrel foward and hope that I could take more impact than the other could. There was damage involved.

I was hungry and contemplative after I showered and got back on the road home, so I detoured into Wendy’s for a small fries — a treat I would otherwise never touch. It was 10 pm, and the flourescents were not kind. The hispanic woman taking my order looked everywhere except at my face, and after I sat down, the only person in  the place, I caught her gazing at me thoughtfully. Later the lineman glanced out as well, but when he started to comment she shushed him and pushed him back out of sight. It took me a bit to figure out what was happening.

Given my state I felt like I held up well both in the ring and out of it, and today I have a sense of being just a little closer to the mental situation I need to get into before I hit the ring again. I’m scheduled to be in tomorrow, but I’m not wanting to take certain punches just now. We’ll see.

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7 Responses to Shiner

  1. Sine Botchen June 13, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    This oughta pose some awkward social situations the next time you & the hubby are out in public.

  2. hugh June 13, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    Pain is just weakness leaving the body…

  3. Lisa Creech Bledsoe June 13, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    This a.m. at the coffee shop the barista was way too polite to me. I don’t normally speak that early in the morning, but I broke the silence for her. “Boxing,” I said, and suddenly everyone in the shop sighed and relaxed. Then peppered me with twenty questions.

    I love boxing. I hate mornings.

  4. Doland June 13, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    Good read!

  5. Mom June 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Oh my! I know I’m not supposed to say anything, but couldn’t you wear a face protector?

  6. Renee Barger June 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Owieee! 🙂

  7. lil sis June 14, 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    Awesome! Very proud of you sis!

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