A little break turned into a lost month....

Saturday, July 28, 2012

One of the side effects of working in software development is that periodically you go thru times where the LAST thing you want to do when you get home is spend time on the computer - and thats what happened to me there for a month or so......

First of all - apologies to my spark buddies who have sent sparkmail or comments that I have not read until now - I appreciate every one of you and its wierd that sometimes the guilt of not checking in more often starts to keep one away as well - just like jumping on the scale for me I guess - but I hope to get caught up with everyone today while monitoring the Summer Olympics and I sure hope that everyone is doing well in adanvce of me getting caught up

But now that I have that out of the way, one of the things my son and I had to do last week was each night after a long day of work, his Boy Scout Troop was paid to clean out the rodeo grandstands each night during the world famous Mitchell Corn Palace Stampeded Rodeo - since the rodeo finishes around 10:30 PM each night, there is nothing too glamorous about cleaning/sweeping/picking up beer cars and all other nasty food remnants in and under the grandstands for an hour or so and finishing around midnight - hot sweaty work but the one cool thing is that we have to get there early before they block the entrance in preparation of allowing the floodgates of cars to exit thru every lane of traffic - so we get to see the last 45 minutes of the rodeo for free all 4 nights and that means bull-riding
(PS - I know this is a Bronc Riding picture but I thought it was cool even though we watched Bull Riding :)

Watching those guys dust themselves off and get back over the fence just to come back at it the next night is abit motivational (in my eyes, close to insane) but motivational nonetheless

So today I am dusting myself off and hopping back on as well - so a quick inventory :

* Fitness? - Still good, now that the extreme heat wave of 100+ degree days has finally left I am back to walking in the evenings and playing at least 2 tennis matches a week - and I am still using the FitBit to encourage me to get to 10,000 steps a day which I do reach most days (except for those when I forget to wear it which always causes me to let out a small curse :)

* Scale - I bet I have added a few pounds - haven't checked in a while but will on Monday morning again but based on how the jeans feel I don't think it will be a big letdown

* Sparkpeople - well, I am still here - so thats a big deal as well

Sincerely hope everyone reading this has found some small wins to build on - sometimes those small wins are as simple as "I am still here" - and thats enough to celebrate right there - have a great weekend everyone - I hope to get caught up with you soon


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    Life is like that for each of us. Just do the best you
    can and make no apologies. You'll come back stronger
    than ever!
    3101 days ago
    Hey Brad! SO good to hear from you!! I know exactly what you mean about the guilt of not checking in keeping you away, but I also know that's just silly b/c your friends will always be here for you no matter what (even if we got a little lost along the way too!). So what's planned for the rest of the summer? More camping with the Boy Scouts? More tennis?
    3102 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Always miss you when you're not around, but totally understand. We all have lives outside of SP and need to attend to those first! Always glad, though, when you stop back by!
    3102 days ago
    emoticon you get to see some of the bullriding for free! Not so great about the cleanup, but the fact you get to see those guys get up and try again is cool. Truly a great lesson about getting back up if you fall. Thanks for sharing! emoticon Have a great weekend! emoticon
    3103 days ago
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