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This Week at Dreamland Boxing

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (01/08/2022)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (12/18/2021)
– The Dreamland Boxing team ran 10 (or 6) miles up Mission Peak on Saturday
– The Dreamland Boxing Holiday Luncheon was on Saturday
– Stay tuned for news on Mark Salgado’s next fight!
– The gym will be closed the week of 12/20/21 – 12/26/21 for Christmas
– Dreamland Boxing will be hosting a show on 2/19/2022! Mark Salgado, Tommy Moreno, Sandra Magallon, and Dominic Pezzella will be fighting
– Intro to Sparring will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
– Members only sparring has begun! It will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, every other week, for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
– The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
Full video on www.iancruz.blog.

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My 2021 Run Streak: 1,500 Miles

“We’ve been granted the mental capacities to make almost infinitely ambitious plans, yet practically no time at all to put them into action.”
-Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

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Coach Ian Cruz and Chris "The Warrior" Washington at Dreamland Boxing

Why I Coach Boxing For Free

“In an age of instrumentalization, the hobbyist is a subversive: he insists that some things are worth doing for themselves alone, despite offering no payoffs in terms of productivity or profit. The derision we heap upon the avid stamp collector or train spotter might really be a kind of defense mechanism, to spare us from confronting the possibility that they’re truly happy in a way that the rest of us—pursuing our telic lives, ceaselessly in search of future fulfillment—are not. This also helps explain why it’s far less embarrassing (indeed, positively fashionable) to have a “side hustle,” a hobby-like activity explicitly pursued with profit in mind.”
-Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

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Coach Ian – Week In Review: 12/19/2021

Coach Ian – Week in Review 12/19/2021: Time Management for Mortals, Olympic Boxing Corruption, Brandun Lee highlights, a great weekend for women’s boxing, Oura $50 Off, & Dreamland Boxing updates.

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This Week at Dreamland Boxing (12/18/2021)

This Week at Dreamland Boxing (12/18/2021)
– The Dreamland Boxing team ran 10 (or 6) miles up Mission Peak on Saturday
– The Dreamland Boxing Holiday Luncheon was on Saturday
– Stay tuned for news on Mark Salgado’s next fight!
– The gym will be closed the week of 12/20/21 – 12/26/21 for Christmas
– Dreamland Boxing will be hosting a show on 2/19/2022! Mark Salgado, Tommy Moreno, Sandra Magallon, and Dominic Pezzella will be fighting
– Intro to Sparring will be held every other Saturday. Members must have a physical on file to spar.
– Members only sparring has begun! It will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, every other week, for members approved by a coach with a current physical on file
– The Willow Glen chess club meets at Dreamland Boxing on Fridays between 9AM-12PM on Fridays at 1PM-4PM on Sundays
Full video on www.iancruz.blog.

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photo of person running on dirt road

Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

“I started my endurance journey with a 4-mile ‘fun run.’
I didn’t start with 100 Full Distance Triathlons in 100 days.
You cannot go from 0 to 100 in life.
Be patient with the journey and learn the smaller lessons along the way. Those are the most meaningful.”
-James Lawrence

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