I’ve been saying for awhile now that my life right now is the Rocky montage. It feels like I’ve been training and working to improve forevvverrrrrr but actually it’s been a short time. And if I think of it as a Rocky-style montage then it is easier to bear.
So for my birthday tournament (more deets on that later) I decided to make a literal montage of my two years of training. While I don’t have a lot of video I’ve been lucky that my coach has occasionally taken training video so I can see what I am doing right and wrong. I’ve saved all those videos over the years, along with some security footage from the courts cameras, and came up with this little montage.
Unlike a Rocky montage though (where he trains in perfect form) I have never been so perfect and precise, as you’ll see. I can nail something in training and then months later totally forget it and do it poor form again. Real training is never so neat as a movie montage. If only!
But if my life is a montage, I’m only halfway through it. In life there is no ultimate victory match, no fight against a Russian. So while this video is a short montage, the true training in life will never end. But that’s okay. Because as frustrating as it is sometimes, it’s still very, very fun.