Since my teaching schedule at the gym has let up a bit, I was considering trying something new to keep in shape and shake up my fitness routine. Everyone knows that boxing is so...HOT!...right now with all the Oscar bravado. Plus, I already have a mouth guard (bought for snowboarding, which in itself is like being pummeled by an invisible opponent who will only beat you more if you cry.)
But then today I see this article about Tanya Harding. HOLY FUCKING SHIT! i mean, look at those guns.
"Although she has steadfastly denied knowing of the attack in advance, Harding pleaded guilty to hampering an investigation, paid a $160,000 fine, and was banned from US Figure Skating competition for life. Harding sued the US Olympic Committee when it threatened to keep her off the American team for the 1994 Games at Lillehammer, and she was allowed to participate. She placed eighth while Kerrigan won the silver medal. Since then, Harding has been arrested for assaulting her boyfriend with a hubcap and driving while intoxicated. A video of her wedding night was sold by her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and pictures of her appeared in Penthouse magazine."
Either way, girl's had a ride no doubt. Everyone should really read the rest of the article, although the picture alone was enough to disturb me out of wanting to learn how to competitively box. These women would beat me to a pulp. What about my teeth and my even, peachy skin tone? Gone, Gone, and then old Tanya would probably assault me with a hubcap ripped from my own beloved Vinny.
(sigh) So I guess...time to polish up those tap shoes and alternate my routine in a different way?