Monday, June 14, 2010

The weekend that was and my thoughts on life

Hello Friends,

Thanks for keeping up with my blog. I hope you are enjoying it.

For most of my life, I have stressed how important it is to live life to the fullest. I'm afraid that I'm a hypocrite in some ways. For a long time, I let my emotional issues get the better of me. I stopped seeing the glass half-full somewhere along the way and that dramatically affected my life. I've been getting help for quite a long time so that my perspective will change. It has given me a great opportunity to see myself for who I am and who I want to be. I have good days and bad but I've seen more good days lately. I plan to continue speaking to groups but I also plan to be more forthcoming of my faults. I believe Alive at 25 made me seem perfect. The Drive at 35 will not repeat that mistake.

It was a tough weekend. Emily was in a bad accident but thank goodness she's okay. I'm also waiting on some test results for someone close to me. Andrea and I took the kids to the pool. I realized how difficult it must be to be a single parent as watching both Avery and Ethan was tougher than doing a triathlon though I was proud that I convinced Avery to jump off the diving board and Ethan to get into the water. Thank goodness Andrea joined me later. Andrea won her tennis match. Her T-2 team won the division and her other team is doing pretty well too. I guess she's the tennis bread winner of the family now. I'm very proud of her. I remember when she was just a beginner and now she could probably take me. Softball season is going well. I go to the practice field on occasion and throw balls to myself and I've hit a couple over the fence. I think I'm getting stronger. I guess the 12 workouts a week are finally paying off. Went to lunch with my buddy Will on Sunday and his daughter. We had a great time (Will, there's your mention in the blog), but afterwards, Avery convinced me to climb up the mountain at Roswell Mill. That was probably a mistake since she stayed on my shoulders the entire time but she did say it was an easy hike. She's a sweetheart.

I have a meeting today regarding The Drive at 35. Let's hope it goes well. I now have 3 fish tanks at home. Some might consider me insane starting with my parents, wife and kids. I find it relaxing to watch them. I prefer it to television now, well except when the Braves are playing. Speaking of sports, I know soccer is the most popular sport in the world but my goodness, can someone please score??? Go USA!

I woke up this morning at 4:30 a.m. and ran a mile, worked out and then did my therapy and nasal treatments. I didn't finish till about 7 a.m. and was exhausted. I can really feel it today. I may have overdone it. Worse, I have softball tonight but I also looking forward to coaching my team and trying to continue our regular season winning streak. We have won 8 in a row.

I wish everyone health, happiness and most of all, imperfection because it's okay not to be perfect. In fact, it's probably the best thing that can happen to you.

Best Wishes,


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