I’ll start by saying I feel very, very grateful to be alive today. COVID-19 has been horrible and not everyone has been so lucky. My uncle died, my neighbor died, millions died.
Each day is a blessing.
Today I went to a Royal’s game with my kids and wife. It was the first event where things seemed to be getting back to normal. My kids loved it, my wife loved it, I loved it. I made it a practice to stay off my phone throughout the game.
And then we were rewarded with a walk off home run. Let’s see if I can share a link from Twitter:
On most days I have no problem skipping breakfast. Yesterday I even went for a bike ride and fasted for the Forst 30 minutes no problem. But today I am ravenously hungry and it is only 10 am. The difference is that I woke up at 430 am today whereas yesterday I was up at 6 am. So my waking calorie burning engine kicked in 1.5 hours early today.
It’s worth it though because I am eating lunch at KC Joe’s BBQ in an hour or so. Hooray!
Oh, and intermittent fasting has worked so far for me. I’ve lost 3 pounds in a few weeks.
My ten year old plays a lot of soccer and he has a great coach. The coach doesn’t just teach soccer, he teaches life stuff. When something bad happens, he yells out:
If the other team scores a goal, “what’s next?” If the referee makes a bad call, “what’s next?”
And this works for good stuff too. You score a goal, “what’s next?” You make a sick move, “what’s next?”
The point is, good or bad, you move on. You don’t dwell. It’s so easy to brood or celebrate in your brain. But in sports, in the moment, you have to move on and keep executing. After the game, the event, the moment, you can celebrate.
Kind of a boring life philosophy post. But my son is playing for first place in two weeks. His team started out rough but over two years the coach has worked with them. First it was the skills. Then it was mental toughness.