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Is it “Just a Game?”

Like many Americans (especially locally!!!),  we have been watching a lot of baseball lately.

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(In case you didn’t know, the Kansas City Royals are playing!)

We really aren’t huge Royals fans but we are definitely supporting them right now.

The past couple of nights I’ve felt myself getting really wrapped up and bothered when the Royals aren’t playing well.

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I started wondering how many of the baseball players feel like it’s just a game?!

For them it really is more than a game, it is their job!

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I have seen people of all ages react very badly when their team ends up losing a game.  Even an insignificant game with much less riding on it than the title of World Series Champions.

I’m very competitive and think that we should always Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 9.05.38 PM

Even when I’m not the one playing and am just a fan, I always want my team to win.

Saturday my favorite college team Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 9.09.07 PMgot totally shutout by K-State.  Of course, I wanted Texas to win but in the big picture – Screen Shot 2014-10-26 at 9.12.00 PM

Do you ever find yourself getting overly wrapped up while watching (or playing) a game?
Do you think that in some cases it is more than just a game?

Happy Monday!!


September Is Going to be EPIC!!!

Today I started with a plan for my 43 and ended up having to do an extremely  modified version!!!  I used my BOSU & stability ball for some hard-core push-ups!! 

BOSU & stability ball

I put my legs on the stability ball and my hands on the upside down BOSU to do push-ups.  Not easy because the BOSU wobbles when it is upside down and the stability ball wants to roll every where – good for the core though because you have to work so hard just to maintain your balance.

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My original plan was to put just my feet on the stability ball and roll the ball in close so that the push-up was more of a pike position – Um…..that move needs some serious work!!!

I did one of my favorite workouts – Turbo Fire!!!  Today I did Fire 45  – 45 minutes of nonstop cardio that is super fun because Chalean keeps the energy high and the music going!

Screen shot 2013-09-01 at 9.15.57 AMSeptember – so many fun and exciting things coming up this month!!

1.  Friday night high school football games – Jordan is in marching band and has his first game in just a few days!!

marching band
marching band

2.  Cross country meets – Hunter is running middle school cross country.  The meets are on Saturday mornings, Tuesday afternoons, a Wednesday meet (it varies).  He has 6-8 meets in the next month!!!

one of my favorite sports!!
one of my favorite sports!!

3.  Texas Longhorn football!!!  College football is back and I’m hoping that the Longhorns have a better season than they have the past few years.  

supporting the Horns even when dressed for church!
supporting the Horns even when dressed for church!

They are off to a good start with a 56-7 win last night!!!  Hook ’em Horns!!!

4.  This is the first month of our new business!  This month we have several weddings/receptions booked and I’m going to work on some of my plans to add in more events at our venue!!!

5.  In 2 short weeks (just 14 more days!) I will have accomplished 2 huge goals:
      365 consecutive daily 43s
      365 days with a daily blog post

6.  And – IT’S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!Screen shot 2013-09-01 at 9.06.15 AM   2 weeks from tomorrow I will start in with a new goal and a new challenge – Daily 44s starting with my birthday run – 44 miles!!!! 

What is going to be epic in your September?

Happy Sunday & Happy September!!!



Texas Longhorns Win the Alamo Bowl!!!!

Hook ’em Horns!!!!  Way to end the year with a big win!

The 43 today was another combo move – you know I love combos!!!  It was a power fly.  I started on my back and then lifted my hips (I kept my hips up the entire time it took to complete the 43).  Each time I did a fly with my arms, I did a knee pull to my chest (alternating my knees).  I counted a right knee pull and a left knee pull as one rep so I actually did 86 chest flys!!!  Good thing I stuck with 10 pound dumbbells!!!

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I had to keep giving myself a little pep talk – I said at 23 I would take a short break but I didn’t!!  I said 33 would be the short rest – NO!!!  I made all 43 (86) without taking a break!!!

Today was day 5 of the 12 Days of Fitness – added in 5 frog crunches!

I am totally loving Hunter’s new punching bag/speed bag combo!!  I have decided it is a great substitute for me while I can’t run – I get a great cardio work-out with it and my arms are like jello after I’m done!!!  A total win!!!

Today I did 50 right jabs, 50 left jabs, 500 right-left punches  x 5 sets.  I didn’t take any breaks and it took 19 minutes.  Total of 3000 punches – 1500 with each arm and my arms are still shaking!!!  I also worked on the speed bag for about 2.5 minutes – I still don’t have great timing – hopefully it will get better!  I love the way I feel my triceps working when I hit the speed bag.    Who knows – maybe I will have a new career soon!

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It could be fun!  I wonder if the boys would come watch or be embarrassed?  Hmmm…..

Hunter has added another Rubik Cube to his collection – the 2 x 2 cube.  I didn’t even know there was such a thing until recently!!!  This one came yesterday afternoon in the mail (I had ordered these specialty ones and they were a bit late for Christmas – oh, well – extended Christmas for Hunter!!!)

2 x 2 Rubik Cube
2 x 2 Rubik Cube  Ready to solve

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2 x 2 Rubik Cube
2 x 2 Rubik Cube  Solved

Last night it was great to watch the Longhorns win!  They haven’t played up to their potential the last year or two – hopefully Mac Brown is right and 2013 will be their year!!!

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Guess I should get busy – Chris has  almost finished cleaning the whole house while I’ve been sitting here – oops!!!

Happy Sunday!