Monday, August 18, 2014
Today is Day 127 of my 10 or more fitness minutes streak. About 25 minutes so far today to keep the streak alive. Today I increased my number of lunges just a bit. I’ve learned the hard way to never increase lunges too much or you end up with lunge legs the next few days and can barely walk. Of course, that’s a great way to look at this in general – just keep increasing one step at a time.
Thanks a bunch for all the great comments on my last blog that was a tribute to Robin Williams. We have done surveys and a surprising percentage of SparkPeople members have some form of depression/anxiety, so I hope to do more to help with this.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and is ready for a positive week ahead! This weekend was the last one before our kids go back to school this Wednesday. So, I took the family and my brother to a San Jose Earthquakes MLS soccer game. Originally, I was going to take them in September if their fitness streak hit 50 days in a row, but I have to travel on that day, so moved it to this weekend as a reward for them hitting 25 days in a row. They really like this and my oldest especially gets excited about tracking his minutes.
Unfortunately, the game didn’t go so well and the home team lost to Dallas FC 5-0 and even missed a penalty kick that would have at least given the kids the excitement of seeing a gooooooooooooooooal. But, we still had a great time.
It was a bittersweet day for my wife because she used to go to Earthquakes games as a kid with her Dad and brother way back in the 70s. He was born in Germany and loved soccer and coached her teams when she was a kid. Unfortunately, he passed away a few years ago and his birthday was yesterday, so she thought this was a good way to honor him for us to take our kids to their first professional soccer game. I played soccer from age 6-18 and it was a great sport for fitness and leadership (though I wish I hadn’t done so many headballs!).
I’m super-excited at the moment because we’re working on a partnership with a fun organization that might include the 10 or more fitness minutes challenge in their program!