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I Hate Running.

I have been trying to come up with a workout plan that I will actually follow through on. I don’t really like working out. I love to play sports but lifting weights and doing aerobic exercises is not my idea of a good time. For most of my life sports has been my way of working out. However, the opportunities to play sports after graduating from college drastically decline. You see my dilemma.

In the midst of my dilemma, I got a little inspiration from Joe Thorn. He dedicated himself to running and better eating habits over the course of this past year and lost 40 lbs. My first thought…I hate running. I’ll run if it involves catching a ball or crossing someone over on my way to the hoop. I don’t run for enjoyment. I really have no desire to run a marathon. However, Joe is proof of the benefits of running (and good eating habits). So…I decided that today would be the day I would begin my own running challenge. I haven’t outlined all of the particulars but I figured I would go ahead and get started. I want to start with small accomplishments. So I just went for a 10 minute run today. And can I say…it was a very hard 10 minutes. I can play basketball for hours and not feel like I did after 10 minutes of running. It’s going to be a slow process and a love-hate relationship for me and running. But I need to do something. I’m going to try to find some sports leagues to get involved with as well. If you live in Nashville and play basketball anywhere, holler at me. I would love play more ball throughout the week. Or if you play competitive tennis, shoot me a line. I’ve played tennis off and on since my day on the Indiana Wesleyan tennis team.

So thanks Joe for the sharing a bit about your experience. Hopefully mine will be just as fruitful.

For everyone else…you can now call me Forrest Gump. Here’s to new challenges.

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Step Away From the Computer

Joe Thorn has written a nice article on unplugging from the internet, cell phones, and other forms of technology. Technology is a wonderful thing. We have experienced many grand advances due to technology. However, technology has its dangers. How much of our day is consumed with checking email through a computer or blackberry? How often do we check our blogs? And with the internet, information is only a click away. You can find¬†practically anything and everything¬†on the world wide web. However, endless information means endless net surfing which results in a lot of wasted time. I would encourage you to go read Joe’s article and then step away from the computer. Go have a meaningful conversation with someone. Or better yet, go buy a few discs and invite someone to go play disc golf with you. There is nothing better than a good conversation in the midst of a round of 18.