Friday, May 07, 2010
Josh does it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My son has once again blown away the competition!!
As some of you know he's a great wrestler, fantastic baseball player, incredible golfer but, just a couple of weeks ago he decided to join the track and field team. Ummm, ok, why not? He goes to practice, oh I don't know, maybe half dozen times. Misses the first meet because he had a baseball game.
Yesterday was his first meet. I meet him at the field and I expected him to be running and doing the long jump which was what he told me he was going to do. He tells me, "Na, I'm going to run the 440 and then I'm going to do discus throwing."
Huh?? Discus throwing. "Have you ever done that before?"
He replied, "No, but I can do it. Doesn't look all that hard."
First comes the race. It was with 5 other local schools. He comes in second. We were very happy with that and would have stopped there but no, on to discus throwing.
We stood and watched for a while as some of the kids were taking warm up throws. OMG, that thing is heavy and some of the kids were huge. Naturally, Josh says he doesn't want a warm up, he'll just wing it.
The first really big kid goes and he throws it 64 feet!! Wow, that's really far. Each kid gets 2 tries and I figured this kid was going to be hard to beat. Finally, Josh gets up for his first try. His focus was outstanding. He sets and throws.........................90 feet!! Yup, 90 feet on the nose. Everyone was dumbfounded!!! (especially his mom!)
He was happy and just took it in stride. Now everyone goes again. The other kids pretty much matched what they had done the first time but not Josh. No, Josh decided to amp it up and sets and throws...........104.4 feet!!! OMG! They didn't have a measuring tape long enough to measure it. He may have broken some kind of record at the school and the kicker is HE NEVER DID THIS BEFORE!!
Every modicum of athletic gene in the gene pool of both sides of his parents went into Josh. He just shrugged it off and said, "See, I told you it wasn't hard. I'm hungry."
Gotta love that kid!!!!!!!!!!!
I apologize if I am bragging to much about my son. I am so proud of him and sometimes he is what keeps me going day in and day out.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
A some of you may know, I bought a new treadmill that stopped working after two days. I decided to send it back even though they said they would fix it because I realized that a) I didn't trust this machine and b) I also realized I really couldn't afford it at this time.
A couple of days ago my son asked me if he could use it. I told him it didn't work but he insisted on trying. I said, "Knock your socks off. If you can get it to work, be my guest." Of course, he got it to work!! Sigh....
So, today is pick- up day. I had to stay home and wait for the truck so I couldn't do my walk around the lake. Soooo.......I got on the treadmill!! It worked! I managed to do my nearly three miles and even added an incline!!
They are here now, taking it apart and out of my life but hey, I got to work out today when I thought I would have no time to do so as my day is jammed packed with "stuff".
Hooray for me!! I feel great!!! Hopefully, the scale will reflect all this work on Sunday (my weigh in day).
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Had a short day at work today and figured I would walk the lake on my way home. Unfortunately I got stuck in some awful traffic and it put me almost an hour behind. Now, as I was driving home, all I was hearing on the radio was that horrible thunder storms were coming my way and about to get into my county. I throw caution to the wind and go for it. I get to the lake, take out my umbrella and start to walk. I make it all the way around without a drop!! Yay, I did it!
I got back to my car, was putting away my umbrella in the trunk and my phone rang. It was my daughter calling me from college. She has a few days off before her finals and wants to come home and take me out to dinner for my birthday (in a couple of weeks). Wow, that really made me happy.
A walk around the lake, missed the rain and a call from my daughter who wanted to do something nice for me.....talk about great.
I got off the phone with her started out of the parking lot and the heavens opened up and it started to pour. I was home in 3 minutes, pulled into the garage and felt great!
That's a good day. Hope I have another one tomorrow. It's nice to find that little bit of "me" time!
Friday, April 30, 2010
My days seem to keep getting away from me. I start out right but somehow, I get so busy I never get to the things I really wanted to do......like getting out and walking.
Yesterday, I was so busy. I had a dentist appointment, then to the mechanics, then home to wait for them to come to pick up the broken treadmill, then having them come late and telling me they couldn't take it. Then I had to pick up my son, get him fed and changed then off to the ball game. Where was "me" time.
Today is beautiful. I am stuck inside doing paperwork as I wait for the plumber who can't give me an exact time he will be here. It looks as if, by the time he gets here it will be time to go and pick up my son and take him to practice. Maybe, just maybe after that I can get over to the lake and walk it.
Honestly, I'm tired. I need energy to exercise and I need exercise to get some energy. This must be how a dog feels chasing his tail!!
Ok, I'm griping enough. I need to get back to my paperwork. I hate it. Paying bills, filing....yuck! If I had a desk job every day I wouldn't last a week!!!
Wishing everyone a great weekend!
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