Laramie Shaffer- Fight Week BlogPosted by Admin on Aug 2, 2011 in Articles, Featured, News • No comments
Hello everybody these past weeks have flown by and it is hard to believe that all the hard work, dedication, and long hours in the gym are about to be tested. I wouldn’t have it any other way though this is the stuff I live for the competition of one man pitted against another nobody to blame losing on except yourself and nobody to bask in the glory of triumph, but yourself. This fact alone I believe is why I always chose wrestling over any other sport I did, because when it comes down to it there is just you and what you can do in the time you are given. I can honestly say there is no better feeling than going out and getting in a cage and testing your heart, spirit, and might against another human being it is the oldest sport in the world and I love it.
That being said this last week of training went without a hitch I felt good, sharp and still injury free which like I said before is very much a luxury in this sport. Team training was intense and the weight just slid off which always helps with the mind being able to focus entirely on the match instead of your body. Premier Combat Center where I train at in Omaha has been bustling with activity recently with a number of fighters getting ready for their fights this last weekend and a good number more getting ready for fights this next weekend. This always helps as a training partner is never in shortage and it’s an added bonus that they are just as intense and hard it as you are.
I credit a lot of my new found workout regime to this gym as they have really helped me focus on getting better at all aspects of the game and getting set in a routine of training. They are a great group of guys and girls as well who are very supportive of everyone at the gym who has fights going on. A large number of us were present this past Saturday night when we went to cheer on fellow teammates at the Mid America Center for their fights. The support helps so much with the mentality of the newer fighters and I am sure has a positive effect on the veterans as well.
After the fun evening of fights Saturday night I spent most the day Sunday relaxing, doing some wakeboarding with my finance and her little sister. This time off is much needed especially after watching fights the night before. Something about it just gets me all wound up and I found myself thinking I wished it was the 5th of August already so I could be in the action instead of on the side lines.
This week I am sure will fly by just as fast and before I know it I will be weighing in Thursday night at the Chicken Coop in West Des Moines. Then in blink of an eye I’ll be warming up getting ready to step in that cage for war once again and just the thought of it gives me jolts of excitement. So I thank all of you for reading my blog each week on the road to this fight and I hope to see you all out there this Friday night at Hy-Vee Hall to watch one hell of battle. Until then I’m out.