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Soccer Referee
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      1 comments

I am having to learn to eat healthy again. During the high school soccer season I was getting in 10 to 15 hours a week of intense sprints and was able to eat anything I wanted while losing weight. The season came to an end and while my appetite... Read more
Can't Go Home Again
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      1 comments

I went back to California for the holidays and found it to be emotionally crushing. It was my first time back since moving in July. Seeing my kids happy for the first time in months and seeing my wife happy for the first time in months really ... Read more
Rude Nurse
Monday, November 07, 2011      8 comments

I went to the doctor today to have some fasting blood work done today. The nurse asked me if anything changed and when I said I had new insurance she went off about having to redo all the lab paperwork. She slammed things around and made it ve... Read more
Good To Be Back
Saturday, September 03, 2011      2 comments

I have been gone from Spark for over half a year and my weight slowly began drifting up until I had put all my weight back on. Then just as I was ready to do something about my weight I was put on a prescription medication where the number one s... Read more
People Can Change
Saturday, January 16, 2010      3 comments

When I was younger I was convinced soccer was the stupidest sport ever invented. The whole concept of offside seemed like penalizing someone for being smart enough to hang around the goal. Fast forward to 2010 and I have been a soccer referee f... Read more
It Is Good To Be Back
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      7 comments

Two weeks ago I went to my orthopedic appointment trying to convince the surgeon I was ready to return to all activities. He said, “hop on your leg” and I thought or at least hoped he was joking. The pain from hopping was so bad that I had to t... Read more
Sleeping Better
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      1 comments

Right after my knee injury I found I could not sleep well at night anymore. I had trouble falling asleep, I had trouble staying asleep and I often climbed out of bed in the morning not feeling well rested at all. After the surgery we all thoug... Read more
I Am Thankful For
Friday, September 25, 2009      1 comments

Being laid up for a few weeks with my knee injury and knee surgery gave me a lot of time to sit and think. Several friends at work and several friends on Spark suggested I use that time to reflect and so I did. As I endured the inconvenience o... Read more
Spark Fitness At Zero
Friday, September 18, 2009      7 comments

I tore the meniscus in my right knee last Wednesday and just had surgery this Thursday to repair it. It has been over a week since I earned any points logging in exercise for Spark Fitness. I am on crutches, I am on pain killers and yet I get r... Read more
What Would You Have Done?
Monday, September 14, 2009      3 comments

I love being a soccer referee. I love being in perfect position to make the right call. I love seeing the excitement on a goalie’s face when he or she blocks a shot or when a striker makes a fantastic shot into the back of the net. I love the e... Read more
Paying Tribute at the Viet Nam Memorial Wall
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      1 comments

The wall came in 1999 and I couldn’t bring myself to go. I knew it would be a very emotional event for me and in the end I chickened out. It came back this Labor Day weekend and this time I made a resolve to go. My thirteen year old daughter de... Read more
When Will I Learn?
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

I am not sure why but my entire life I have tried to find new ways to challenge myself and quite often the outcome was something less than desireable. I joined the Infantry when I was young, I ran marathons, did long distance triathlons and mos... Read more
Food: Friend or Foe?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      3 comments

This is my first Spark blog. I have been thinking about what makes someone or something a friend or a foe. A friend does not make me look bad in my clothes. A friend does not make me feel bad about myself when I get too much of that friend. ... Read more