I need to get something off my chest. I am in the worst shape of my life. With major changes in my life routine since my work with Cozmo stopped, I haven't kept up on my exercise at all. In fact, without much of a routine, everything is all screwy. I am getting depressed (not good right before winter!), I am gaining weight, my blood sugars are crazy. I'm in a bad … [Read more...] about Stuck, Stuck, Stuck. Suck, Suck, Suck!
I finally took my sorry butt back to the gym today (Monday). I've got a boat load of excuses for not exercising, but in reality they are all bullshit. I could have made time for it, but just didn't. Basketball is not exactly one of those "muscle memory" sports. It is a "practice, practice, practice" sport. If you don't practice your jump shot, it goes away. I've issued … [Read more...] about Blood, Sweat, and Basketball
My family and I were recently at one of the YMCA's in the area. My wife and I were walking around the track. It's up on the second level and goes around both the basketball gym on one half and then the kids recreation area on the other half. It's a good setup because when we're up on the track we can see the exits of the kids recreation area and actually see the kids for … [Read more...] about Silly Self-Conscious Moment?
At least, not at my day job. Seriously though. I played basketball last night, hurt leg and all, and on second thought - it was probably not a very good idea. I stretched, took ibuprofen, warmed up for a long time, and it still just plain hurt, and it hurt the entire night. But, there were only 8 guys total that showed, so I kind of had to play, even if it was just to … [Read more...] about Because I’m Not Really a Professional Athlete…
I was thinking yesterday about how my basketball days (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) are pretty much automatic for getting my exercise in. The next thought that came into my head was "boy, I sure hope I don't get hurt or anything! That would mess up my game plan...". Sure enough - I jinxed myself. Nothing serious enough to keep me off the court tonight and tomorrow, … [Read more...] about Ouch! That Smarts!