Monday, April 13, 2015
Sparring Time at Loyola Park
I decided to visit Loyola Park, and it was packed with new people. The only old faces there were John, Jesus, Jason, and Genience. I didn't get to hit any of the equipment, but I got a lot of shadow boxing in.
Alan asked me if I wanted to spar. I was game, despite of the fact I didn't have a mouth guard with me. I ended up sparring with two new women to the gym. The two rounds with the first woman went fine. She got some good hits in on me; I was going light. The second round with the second woman ended abruptly when her right shoulder wouldn't stop hurting. Upon a closer look, it appeared that her shoulder had moved out of its socket. "This has never happened to me before," she told Alan. Alan strongly suggested that she see a doctor as soon as possible.
Then I got inside the ring with Genience. She hadn't been in the gym in awhile according to Alan. She hadn't lost any of her form or power, however. I took many knocks to my head and jaw. Luckily, we only went one round. I had become worn out.
Now that the weather is becoming warmer, I'm going to show up at Loyola Park more often. I'll be able to get in a workout, something that I don't always get to do at LaFollette Park these days. Plus, it's always nice to go back to the home park.