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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: A new year, 新年の始まり

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A new year, 新年の始まり

I guess that now everything has settled down, and I like everyone has to get back into the grinder. I have been resting up a bit just spending time with the family and friends, but school starts today and I have to get up early again...It is OK, 'cause I was starting to get fat and lazy, so when I start to want to get up early and start my day with some road work, then I know it has been too long. But if you actually think about that for a while, then it has only been a week since the fight. It's almost like another life and another time, but it was just last week! Kinda weird to think about when you break in down like that. The reality is that we all have get back to our normal lives and deal with, once again, all the normal stuff. And that is sometimes hard, because it is such a big thing to be able to fight in front of 50.000 people. So getting up in the morning to make sure my daughter is not late for school, can kinda seem dull compared to that. It is just as important if not more even so. It was a good year last year, I finally got the gym I was wanting, and to settle into my new rhythm has made things a lot better. To have a place of my own again seems to give me a sense of belonging and training is a lot easier on the mind, because it is my place and I make the rules. Feels great to walk into my own gym. Anyway, I went to Disneyland the other day and after we all stumbled out of Space Mountain, I wanted to try something a bit more easy on the stomach. So the Buzz Lightyear ride of blasting Aliens into oblivion seemed like a great idea. My wife looked at the line and read the sad number 70. That was how long we would have to wait to get in...I needed the time to get my stomach to settle, so I didn't really mind the fact that we were in for a long wait. But then to our surprise a woman came up and offered us 4 free fast passes! I couldn't believe it, not because she knew me or anything, it just so happened that I was in the right time at the right place. So we got to blast the aliens less than 5 minutes after having lined up! Thank you friendly lady.

新年は始まりました、試合から一週間しかまだたってないけど、もう昔の話になっている気がして。今日から学校と幼稚園は始まるので朝は早く起きないといけなくなった。でも、それはそれで自分的には体の管理として朝のロードワークを早く始めたかったのでいいです。むしろ、休んでいる自分はヒマでしょうがないです、ジムにもどって練習したいです。試合が終わると一気に普通の人生にもどるのでそのキャップはちょっと大変です。この前は5万人の前で試合をして、体のパフォーマンスを高めるように一回一回の食事を計算しながら、毎日の練習の内容を考えながら試合に向かいました。それで今日から朝早く起きて、娘はちゃんと学校に遅れないように。。。本当に人生は続きます。これは本当の人生ですので試合のハイは人生の中のボーナスみたいなもんです、今年はボーナスが増えるようにがんばりたいです。この一週間ではゆっくりをしながら久しぶりにたくさん寝て、普通のテレビを見て(筋肉番すけ)後、家族とDisneylandに行きました。何と今回は子供たち全員スペースマウンテンに乗れました、けど本当に怖くってみんな大泣きをしました。そして気持ち悪くなってちょっと休みながらどこかで並んでいいかと思って向かったのはBuzz Lightyearでした、でもさすがに70分は待ちたくないと嫁が言いました。でも自分はもうしばらくいいんじゃないかと思って並んで待ち始めました。そしたら、ある女性がきてファーストパス4枚がありますけどいれないですか?って聞かれました、何か電車の時間はあるから帰らないといけなくって。ファーストパスは誰かにあげるとそのタイミングは私たちたまたま合って、並んでからまだ2分もたたないうちに70分もラインを一気に超えて5分ぐらいで入りました。やさしい電車に遅れそうな女性、ありがとうございました!おかげさまでいろんな乗り物に乗ることが出来ました。