#FridayFictioneers – The Champ

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Roberto slapped the buzzing clock into silence.  Could it really be 4:00 am already?

He hurt.  All over.  Last night’s fight had been a rough one, and he bore the cuts and bruises to prove it.

Groaning, he rolled from the bed and grinned.  Yes, it had been rough, but also glorious.  He could feel the belt hanging heavy about his waist.  The best feeling in the world.  He was the champ.

That wasn’t permission to rest though.  He hadn’t become the champ by resting.  The gym waited.

Pulling on sweats, he stepped into the cold.  It was time to train.

WC:  100

I don’t think most people understand the mind of an athlete.  They think that they train to reach the top without giving thought to what it takes to stay there.  The thing is, the training never stops.  Whether an athlete falls short or reaches the ultimate goal, the training continues.

If you thing about it, it’s a lot like writing.

#FridayFictioneers is a weekly blog link up hosted by Rochelle over at RochelleWisoff.com. You should check out her sight and perhaps try your hand at writing a 100 word story.

Good luck!

22 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers – The Champ

      1. Yes. And my coccyx will remind me I did years of figure skating and my knees will remind me of years of volleyball, skating, track and field… 😉

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    1. Agreed, but often the “need” to train is too much to overcome. That is one reason you see overuse injuries so often.

      It takes discipline, and often the hardest thing is to take time off. Even though it is necessary.

      Thanks for stopping by Alice!


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