I’ve never boxed before or even undertaken the fitness training for boxing. Truth be told, I’ve never liked boxing. I know it takes strength and agility but all I ever saw was two guys in a ring pounding the crap out of each other. “Rocky” was a bit like the “Jaws” of boxing for me. It scared me off because it didn’t look like fun and seemed kind of dangerous. Which brings me to my current challenge. I have 3 months to get fit and learn how to box plus raise $5000 for an organization I love, iDE Canada (www.ide-canada.org). I’m in the worst shape of my life and on Nov. 28th I will go 3 rounds with another woman who is likely just as scared as I am that our faces will get bashed up. The event is called “The Clean Fight” and this is my story of getting in shape, learning about a new sport, meeting some incredible woman, and helping people around the world get access to the basic necessities of life – clean water and bathrooms. I’m Mavis McRae and in 3 months I will be a boxer.