Right, well, I’m not going to give a full recap as you will all just have to read my article on Spoonfed but wow. Chessboxing was fun.
To alleviate any fears – I (somewhat disappointingly) didn’t get to hit anyone but (probably for the best) no one hit me. It was a lesson, not a competition so I got a lot of boxing training and got to rail on a punching bag. I also got chess training and won a game of chess (to be fair, my opponent didn’t entirely remember the rules so in being distracted by that she didn’t really have a chance to focus on strategy). It was ridiculously fun and I’m even considering going back but that’s all the info you get for now.
Except this morning I am too sore to function – I woke up at 6am and all I could think about was finding someone to give me a massage. Those options being limited, I took some ibuprofen and went back to sleep for four hours.
(By the way, the entire time, I couldn’t get this song out of my head. Bonus points to anyone who knows this movie:)
If you want to find out more about chessboxing as a sport, visit the official Great Britain Chessboxing homepage. Or, if you want to try out a class for yourself, visit the Spoonfed listing for London Chessboxing.