I swore to my Wife that the only time I would run was if a clown was chasing me with a chainsaw. I still only needed to be faster than the slowest person around me. Well……. I started Couch to 5K last week. I ran Monday and Wednesday and planned to run Friday, but forgot I was going to the Tampa Bay Lightning game Friday night. Didn’t feel like running on Saturday and was dead tired from no sleep due to the severe weather that came through Sunday morning. I needed to get day 3 of week 1 in. I got home from work today and decided to just get it done. Was able to jog all the jogging parts and covered more distance than my first two runs. Now I need to figure out how I am going to fit in this weeks three runs. I expect them to be harder, but haven’t taken a peek yet. Don’t want to be discouraged. The ultimate goal is to be able to run the Star Wars 5K with my Wife and my 10 yr old son, J-Dawg. The race is in April, so I should be able to be ready by then. Wish me luck!
I’ve neglected Life As Dad for a while. Wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. Have thought about taking down the site and moving on from Life As Dad. I’m at a place in my life where I don’t know what I want to do. I’m no longer coaching soccer. I’m not a travel agent. I took a normal job and stopped working social media over a year ago. I loved coaching, being a travel agent and managing social media for small businesses, but that didn’t pay the bills. I was able to do some cool things in 2012 and 2013 when I was working from home.I was invited by NASA to attend the retirement of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. I traveled to Europe and the Caribbean. I long for those days. I didn’t have an hour commute to work and then back home every day. I spent more time with my boys. I need to make some changes. I’m overweight, out of shape and generally unhappy. My wonderful Wife has encouraged me to run. She loves to run. Ran her first Marathon in 2015. So today, I start the Couch to 5K program. She has been after me to blog again. So today I am blogging. Two changes to be a better me starts today. Wish me luck!
Dolphin Tale 2 will be in theaters soon. Here’s Gavin DeGraw’s new video to go with the movie. It was just released this morning. It’s a great song and I hope you enjoy it.
Today has been a pretty great day! After being out of work for two months, I had a job interview today. I’m excited to say that I was offered the job and should be starting in a few weeks. My family also won tickets to see Marvel Universe Live tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. It’s the first stop on a two year tour for a brand new show. Thanks to Denise from Run DMT for the tickets. I also applied to be part of the blogging crew for Dolphin Tale 2. Wish me luck. Looks like a positively amazing movie.
It was 20 years ago today that I became a Dad. My oldest son, Chris, is 20 today. I look back to this day 20 years ago and fondly remember holding my son for the first time. That moment changed my life forever. I now had to take care of someone beside myself. My Wife and I were young. We were both 20. We both worked part-time for Publix. We lived in a small one bedroom apartment. Life has changed a lot over the years. We needed lots of help to get where we are. I’m not sure we would have made it without help from Family. We now have 3 boys. Own a nice home in a great neighborhood. My Wife has a Masters degree in Nursing. My boys love being together. We went fishing yesterday and had a great time and made a great memory, though didn’t catch anything.
I hope I raised him right. He is a kind and loving person. He is the guy that would give you the shirt off his back. He sometimes needs a kick in the butt to give some direction, but think he finally figured out what he wants to be/do in life. He told me he wants to look into Marine Biology. Chris, you can do whatever you desire and I think you would be a great marine biologist. I love you son and still feel that same feeling that I felt when I held you for the first time.