Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thanks for the motivator!!

As the only long time reader of this blog I am glad it will not be stagnant for a while at least. What prompted this you ask? (you are me right??)?  A free bike contest, although it all just started because we all want #newbikeday to happen more often
it has rekindled a certain part of me who enjoys playing with the gopro camera and the Gimp. Gimp fun as illustrated in this pic of @morenamesthancanbementionedinoneblogentry...
I have ridden multiple bikes (not really any different from normal) taken alternate routes through my town (also not new) and enjoyed the ride (pattern here??). 

The thing I had lost was thinking about the ride both while on the ride and post ride with the same conviction. Finding that point in the ride that made my smile grow biggest and review it to show it to whoever was interested (me). This became evident this morning while stopped on a multi-use trail through Lakeside park watching a family of Ducks cross my path. Unfortunately the GoPro had run out of disk space and I was unable to show the picture.

After realising this I looked at the past few days... They seem to look alot like back when I started this blog, found the awesome folk at #bikeschool, and rekindled a few other times for other fun reasons.

Not that I still don't want a #newbikeday just that it has already helped!! Thanks Kitchener for putting on this contest!! 

Excerpts of awesome as according to me... 

Anyway I have blabbed on for long enough... I'm out... 

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Cheer Face, And why it is Amazing!!

Michael Jordan is known for his tongue hanging out of his mouth while being at the top of his game.

Facial expressions are an amazing part of Sport!

Olympic Skaters make crazy awesome faces while doing amazing things that are difficult and sometimes painful.

This happens in way too many sports to mention here.

                                                           The Cheer Face
                                 (My Daughter is my Favourite Cheerleader!!!)

An expression created by blocking pain when one of their best friends just made their shoulder feel more pain than she can remember but she strives on. An expression made when they finaly hit that stunt that they couldn't come close to in practice. An expression made when they feel that close to completing a perfect run. An expression made when they are so nervous that a fake smile wont cut it.

The Judges have seen this 10,000+ times. This sport is about pushing yourself further than your body is capable of. On competition days these incredible athletes hit the floor and it just works. I encourage these amazing Athletes to leave it all on the floor, and Show Their Cheer Faces!!!

If everything they are feeling can be channeled into a Happy Cheer Face I think that is just Amazing!!
But I am just one Dad.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This used to be awesome!!

Someone asked me a question on twitter today and I went back to the archives to find a certain entry I wrote about layering. Upon searching I ran into this one , I have in many ways realized that this past year I have been a failure!! I spent more time at the office. I have accepted more call-backs. I have spent a load of time on-call. The worst thing I have done is not talking to the boss and giving the work for life not live for work speech. I spent this last year overstressed under funn'ed (not a word) and angry. It has affected the ones I love and at the end of the day I made a little more money...

I think it's time to go back to my old ways and enjoy life. These past 2 weeks were amazing!! I spent time with my family without thinking about work!!

Then I went back to work with more of what I used to/should be. 

It's going to take a little time for me to get back into shape, but hopefully before that I can fix the things I truly screwed up and and start to be that guy I used to be!!

for now I'm out!!

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