I came across a picture of my boxing coach and another guy who used to train at the gym not long ago. A couple of days ago, I was out running errands, and I saw the guy on the bus. He told me that he and his oldest son were packing up some toys. His son lifted up the Spiderman toy I had given him a few years ago and said, “Remember when the lady at the gym gave me this?” I thought it was sweet that his son remembered that. The guy said his son liked going to the gym with him. His son asked when the guy would go back to the gym. the guy would like to, but his girlfriend doesn’t want him to do that.
I’m not knocking his girlfriend for feeling like that. I understand where she is coming from. If I was dating or married to a guy who was competing in bouts, or just sparring down at the gym, I’d be concerned about my guy getting hurt, regardless of the fact I love and understand the sport.