Jess Papi

Jess Papi

 

 

 

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This week was all about getting back in the game after a long holiday break.
Last week Scranton MMA held its first ever promotional event, and I got to be part of it.
Between drilling, rolling, and going to judo this week, I'm feeling pretty confident.
Finals week is kicking my butt, but my elbow feels much better and I’m back to regular training again.
My elbow injury is taking longer than I thought to heal, so I'm supplementing with weight lifting and yoga.
Although I had to take it easy this week because of a few injuries, I still learned a lot and taught an advanced class.
I competed at my first tournament as a purple belt on Saturday, and I took second place in the division.
This week I took it easy and focused on getting ready for my next tournament this weekend.
Every second of every day has been occupied by something I had to do for school or the gym this week, but I'm ready to take on the challenges.
Even though my mind and body were working against me this week, I forced myself to get some hard training.
Last weekend, after some anxiety and a challenging belt promotion test, I am proud to say I received my purple belt.
It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.