Never in a million years did I think I would be spending my Wednesday evenings going to Football games. But here we are watching our oldest grandson, Travis, playing middle school football.
When we were in 7th grade (they didn’t call it Middle School back then) it was red flag football in the local park. No jerseys, pads, or helmets. When my kids were in middle school they played football on the grass fields of the middle school.
But these days the kids play under the lights of the high school stadium. They even have an announcer. It was kind of strange to hear Travis’ name called out every time he blocked or ran the ball. It has been a lot of years since I’ve gone to a football game. I’d forgotten how hard those darn bleachers can be! Next week we’ll definitely bring a blanket to sit on.
Travis is number 70 (right next to the kicker). I am very proud of him for his dedication to the commitment he has made to his team. His grades have to be kept high. They practice every night after school. He walks home because Julie has a day care and his dad is a fire fighter. They’ve told him they would find a way to pick him up from school but he has chosen to walk the almost 5 miles home and counts it as an extra workout. I’m very proud of him. And the stinkin’ part? Have you ever smelled a 13 year old after a game of football? Enough said.
Last week I decided to make a big change in my life. I keep promising myself that I will get in shape. I keep promising myself that I will walk a few miles every day. I keep breaking my promises. Last week I put my money where my mouth is and joined a fitness club.
On day one I met with a trainer to be evaluated and had a fitness program set out for me. Day two found me back at the gym to be shown how to use the machines. Day three had me returning on my own for my first workout. It felt so good! They have showers there but I was in a hurry. So I hustled out and headed for work. I was very proud of myself.
It is a good thing I work alone. At some point I raised my arm to grab something from a top shelf. Phew! I was so stinkin’! I know… too much information. But it is my blog so I’m entitled. And yes, I returned to the gym two more times last week. I am very committed. Wish me luck and send deodorant…