Monday, April 22 2019
You’ve heard who they are and why they’re fighting. But now that we’re over the halfway mark until the big night on June 6th, things have started to pick up a bit. Training is getting more intense. They’ve been punched in the face. Most have had a bloody nose here or there, their diets have changed, and boxing is becoming an everyday part of their lives. So we figured it was about time to check back in and see how things have been going. Aaron Bible has been putting in work at The Corner Boxing Club and below you’ll hear about his first time sparring and more about his experience with Haymakers thus far.
We’re halfway to fight night, how is your training coming along?
I feel like my fitness is getting closer but still have a lot to work on.
What is your weekly routine?
First, try to survive as a dad and business owner, setting as much aside as possible so that I can train as much as possible each week, and just try to eat healthy and stay healthy.. I hit at least 4-5 training classes at my gym per week and work out with my trainer at least once a week. I also ski multiple times per week and trail run and train at home on my heavy bag. If there's still time, I'll go to my other gym and lift weights and sit in the hot tub.
How has your diet changed since training began?
I started eating meat again after being primarily vegan/vegetarian for 2 years. Bottom line is, upped my calorie intake by a lot.
Tell us about your first time sparring, different than expected?
It was definitely something I couldn't have expected. It elevated my appreciation for the sport and my coach Carrie Barry to a whole new level.
What has been the most challenging part of sticking to the routine and training so far?
Staying healthy and carving out the time...it's all a challenge every day.
What does your family think of your participation?
They are being very patient with me. They are scared that I'm going to get hurt.
It’s amazing how many people’s lives have been touched by cancer in some way - has there been anyone that has surprised you by their story?
The sheer number of people affected always continues to amaze me. It means so much when people reach out and share their story with me.
Has your initial inspiration changed since the start of your training?
No, the inspiration remains the same. Just a big learning process.
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