Pad work & sweatsuit…..!!

Pad work & sweatsuit…..!!

For the running I am now wearing a sweat suit.

This is basically wearing a rubber suit which helps you sweat more….actually the sweat pours out!! Running in temperatures of 34 degrees C and wearing the sweat suit is torture!

Below is a video of round 3 on the pads.

In between training sessions I get very down and depressed as am missing home so much. I really want to finish and go home…..

 

Muay Thai…..

Muay Thai…..

Starting weight: 88.8kg
Target weight: 63kg
Weight recorded on October 17th 2013: 86.9kg
 
 
 
I am very disappointed by the fact that my weight has not dropped. I have received many emails saying “don’t let the weighing scales fool you, muscle weighs more then fat”. I just hope it is muscle!!
The training is getting very tough. I am now having one to one sessions with Master Pimu, which is a great honour as I am learning the technicals to Muay Thai. I do the warm ups, which should include running but I walk…..really need to start running but it is so hard as it impacts my knees.
In Muay Thai you block kicks with your shins, so basically shin to shin! I have realised my shins are very weak, when I block a kick they hurt so much, regardless if it is a soft or a strong kick.
I have been told that constant kicking of the bags and pads will toughen my shins!
As I am training twice a day with Sunday as a holiday, by the end of the week I am totally shattered. I think to heal and replace lost energy I need to sleep during the day, which will be very hard as the only thing I can sleep through is boring lectures!
Most days I am constantly hungry in between training sessions, this is very hard to overcome. As yet I have not given in to more food. I am drinking plenty of water, perhaps sometimes too much!!
Sparring is now a regular part of training. When other students are here I will spar with them.
Otherwise I will spar with Master Pimu.
I am still very homesick and missing everybody so much. As I am nearly at the half way point I am hoping the rest of the time goes quickly, but then once I get back home I will probably miss the training. The trick is to enjoy the current moment and not always think about the future…..

 

Bangkapi Mall…..

Bangkapi Mall…..

About a fifteen minutes taxi ride from the Gym is The Mall Shopping Center, Bangkapi. Bangkok is full of great malls, if you love shopping this is your city!

The Mall Shopping Center Bangkapi is a shopping center in the Bangkapi district of Bangkok, Thailand. It is owned and operated by The Mall Group. On the top floor of the mall is a large waterpark. On the 4th floor of the mall is SF Cinema City.

SF Group is a movie-theater and entertainment-leisure venue operator in Thailand. Behind the combined operations of Major Cineplex and the EGV chain, SF Group is the second-largest theater chain in Thailand, with more than 200 screens in 30 locations.

Opening times of The Mall

Mon – Fri 10:30 – 22:00

Sat-Sun 10:00 – 23:00

Nearby Attractions

  • Tesco Lotus
  • Tawanna Mall
  • Happy Land IT Plaza
  • Mark Plaza
  • Makro Hypermarket
  • Some pictures and videos from the mall

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    The Mall

    Parrots at The Mall

    Violinist at The Mall, Bangkapi

    Behind The Mall is the The Mall Pier (Nida Line)

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    The Khlong Saen Saep Express Boat service operates on the Khlong Saen Saep in Bangkok, providing fast, inexpensive transportation through the city's traffic-congested commercial districts. The service has a checkered reputation, due to the polluted water in the khlong and the haphazard nature in which the service is operated.

    The 18-kilometre route is served by 100 boats of 40-50 seats, and operates 5:30am to 8:30pm daily on weekdays (7pm at the weekend). Prices are 8 to 20 baht, depending on distance travelled. The service carries about 60,000 passengers per day. It is run by a company called Family Transport.

    Route

    The service runs between Pom Prap Sattru Phai and Bang Kapi districts in Bangkok. At Pratu Nam pier in Pathum Wan/Ratchathewi districts is an interchange between the western line, which terminates at Golden Mount, and the eastern line which terminates at NIDA, where passengers must change boats. Boats go past Watthana and Huai Khwang districts, running parallel to Phet Buri Road.

    NIDA Line

    Pratunam – interchange, near Pratunam garment district, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.

    Chidlom – near Central Chidlom.

    Wireless – at Witthayu Road near British Embassy.

    Nana Nua (Sukhumvit Soi 3) – near Bumrungrad Hospital, “Little Africa” neighborhood.

    Nana Chard (Sukhumvit Soi 15)

    Asoke-Petchaburi – near Bangkok Metro Phetchaburi station and the old site of Embassy of Japan.

    Prasanmit – at Srinakharinwirot University (Prasarn Mitr Campus).

    Italthai – at Italthai Tower

    Wat Mai Chonglom – near Royal City Avenue (RCA).

    Baan Don Mosque

    Soi Thonglor – a trendy street with many boutique shopping malls.

    Charn Issara – at Charn Issara 2 Building.

    Vijit School

    Sapan Klongtun – near busy intersection of Petchaburi, Ramkhamhaeng, Rama IX and Phra Khanong roads, with Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) shuttle-bus service.

    The Mall Ram 3 – The Mall Ramkhamhaeng, near Rama IX Road intersection.

    Wat Noi

    Ramkhamhaeng.29

    Wat Thepleela – Soi Ram Khamheang 39

    Ramkhamhaeng.U – Opposite Ramkhamhaeng University.

    Mahadthai

    Wat Klang

    The Mall Bangkapi – The Mall Bangkapi on Lat Phrao Road.

    Bangkapi – Bang Kapi district office and market.

    Wat Sriboonreung – terminal pier, near National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).

    Golden Mount Line

    Panfa Leelard – terminal, near Golden Mount and other attractions.

    Talad Bobae – a large garment market.

    Sapan Charoenpol

    Baan Krua Nua

    Sapan Hua Chang – near MBK Center and Bangkok Skytrain National Stadium station and Siam station, and closest to Bangkok Skytrain Ratchathewi station.

    Pratunam – interchange, near Pratunam garment district, CentralWorld and Pantip Plaza.

     

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