As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pondering the Next Challenge

I've boxed in 6 different countries, trained in 20 different boxing clubs and have done 
padwork now with 33 different coaches, but it feels pretty great to go from boxer to coach and 
be on the other side of the pads.

I don't know what side I like better though.
My gorgeous walk home after early morning coaching, after the 872 steps I 
had to climb in Makati. Thanks BGC for being so flat!
I haven't even done the laundry for my last competition, the Vertical Run on Sunday, 
and already I'm being approached about taking on another challenge.
This is a women-only race -- 10km, half marathon (21km) and full marathon (42km).

If we were in Korea or Canada, I'd do the full, maybe, but it's only about a month away, and I really don't know about running that distance in this heat.  The heat of the Philippines, wow, it's down right mean and cruel.  I'll have to think about this.

Me, the competitive athlete, I'd love to do the full marathon, the 42km, and wow my sponsors, investors and clients by taking on quite the last minute challenge.  But me, the person, it doesn't sound like a smart move to do because I'd be putting myself at great risk.

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