If I ever wanted to be someone in life, it would have to be Anthony Bourdain. He taught me how to travel!!! 😢😢😢“I wanted adventures. I wanted to go up the Nung river to the heart of darkness in Cambodia. I wanted to ride out into a desert on camelback, sand and dunes in every direction, eat whole roasted lamb with my fingers. I wanted to kick snow off my boots in a Mafiya nightclub in Russia. I wanted to play with automatic weapons in Phnom Penh, recapture the past in a small oyster village in France, step into a seedy neon-lit pulqueria in rural Mexico. I wanted to run roadblocks in the middle of the night, blowing past angry militia with a handful of hurled Marlboro packs, experience fear, excitement, wonder. I wanted kicks – the kind of melodramatic thrills and chills I’d yearned for since childhood, the kind of adventure I’d found as a little boy in the pages of my Tintin comic books. I wanted to see the world – and I wanted the world to be just like the movies.” #NewYork, #Manhattan, #Boxing, #MendezBoxing, #mendezboxinggym, #Gleasongym, #ChurchStreetBoxing
Don’t miss the next round of Underground Boxing Championships this Friday, June 8th! Doors open at 7pm. Food and drink for sale all night! Ticket link in bio. See you there! #churchstreetboxing#fightnight#churchstreet
This is Church Street STRONG! 💪🏽👊🏽 #Repost from @y_m_ny.
3 years ago, during the 4mo of chemo, I slept on the couch closest to the bathroom bc the 15-second walk from my bed felt like a marathon that never ended. I wasn’t sure if I could survive the treatment. But my friends from @churchstreetboxinggym lifted and carried me thru my entire battle against cancer. They came to the hospital for my surgery and chemo. They delivered food to my house. They shaved my falling hair and made it into a girls’ night in. During chemo, I went to the gym 4 times to watch them box as I walked on a treadmill, so I could remind myself I still belonged. The gym has always been there for me, cancer or no cancer, hair or no hair, crying or laughing, weak or strong. You don’t always get to choose your family, but I sure am glad as hell that CSBG took me in as theirs. I’ve come a long way since the last chemo treatment on this day 3 years ago. Thank you CSBG, from the bottom of my heart. #churchstreetstrong#survivor#breastcancersurvivor