As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Testing Out my New Running Coach... Saturday, April 30

Kicked off training with my new running coach, Coach Madman, with quite the intense workout in High Park.  The plan was to meet at 11:30am at System and I anticipated us finishing around 1pm by which I'd go home, eat, shower, and then return to System for weight training with the Porkchop.  

Ya.... that definitely didn't go as planned. 

Instead, we didn't leave System till about noon, finished at 2:30pm, ate together, and then I went and had a much needed coffee with Ginger Spice.  I then went home and crashed for about a bit.  Woke up and was a definite no-go for more training.  I was spent.

This is going to be my Saturday routine from here on out?!  Oh gosh.  It's intense but I can't say I'm complaining.  Coach Madman is a super sweet friend and I let him definitely push me today at training.  At one point, when we had returned to System, I sprawled out on the floor as I waited for him to go grab some weights.  "I like this exercise", I sarcastically said, "let's do more of this till I get it right".  

He treated me out to a post training meal at Sunset Grill in Bloor West Village which for me was rather symbolic because Coach Brown use to take me to the Sunset Grill downtown.  No more Sunset Grill with Coach Brown but hello Sunset Grill with Coach Madman.  We ordered our food, he told me no carbs, and then he laughed as I pretty much inhaled my entire plate of eggs and veggies. 

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