What Honorio Banario Misses The Most During The Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive changes, forcing individuals all over the world to adjust. So it comes to no surprise to see people missing normalcy from their usual routines.

For former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, what he misses the most are the usual things – things that are often taken for granted.

“Because of the strict implementation of the ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine), I miss doing a lot of stuff, things that we used to simply do back then like train anytime in the gym and the track, run in trails, and eat at my favorite restaurants after training,” Banario said.

Nonetheless, he cannot be any more thankful that his family is safe as the lockdown enters its third month.

“It’s really a tough situation to be in but so far, I am grateful that my family is okay, even though it really is tough to move,” Banaario shared. “So what I am doing now is I jog every day and improvise crossfit work at home to stay in shape.

For now, all “The Rock” can do is to play his part by taking care of his family and staying disciplined, despite the itch to get back to his normal ways.

The good thing for him is discipline has been entrenched in them in Team Lakay, and he believes it is the most useful weapon now in this pandemic.

“It’s really tough to be in this position, particularly since we have a baby in our household, sometimes we get paranoid and overthink it,” Banario admitted.

“But if we’re going to be disciplined in this time, and we would sacrifice a little bit, we would get through this. We’re a resourceful nation, we just have to be patient now.”

There are talks of the lockdown being lifted in some parts of the country as early as next week, but Banario believes it is better to be safe than sorry.

“The first thing I’ll do after the lockdown is observe and wait before I fully get back to normal because we need to be careful,” Banario said.

“I hope everyone will take safety measures even after the lockdown when we’re back to normal, whether we’re training or working. I am just hoping for the best now.”

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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