|That's me catching my son's warm-ups. Long work weeks and all-day baseball tournaments make exercise challenging.|
I'll tell you what I was thinking. "Gee, June is the month with the longest days. Even if I'm busy, I can work out late in daylight. I should pledge to exercise every day in June." That's it, that's what I was thinking.
What I forgot was that June is the month that everybody in my profession is overloaded, working morning, noon, and night, and that my eight year old has started playing tournament baseball, which means driving across the county for at least four games over the weekend. Yesterday was the second such tournament. You'll see below I tried to make the best of it.
So it has been a busy month. I've been creative and gotten in as much as I can. Missed four days so far, but have made up for them with some double sessions.
My other regret is not getting to your blogs and commenting on them as often as I should. If I haven't been by lately, know I'm really proud of your efforts and am deeply touched by all the supportive comments you have left me!
June 20 - Boo!
Worked all day, attended a 7:00 PM high school graduation, and joined the family at one of the boys' baseball all-star games under the lights. Got home at 10:30. Long day.
June 21 - 30 Minute Round-trip Walk to a Work Event Instead of Driving and Fighting for Parking
I don't normally exercise "on the clock", but considering this was a 12 hour work day and I could walk nearly as fast as drive to an event with scarce parking, it made sense. And, the "to" trip was on my lunch, so really, a win-win for everybody. Plus, I got a more up front and personal look at my work community - a very good thing.
June 22 - Walk in the Late Night Air
There's something about the feel of the air on a late June night. It's chill enough to be crisp, but not to be cold. The walk on this particular night brought the sensation of bathing in air, like the relief you feel jumping into a pool on a warm summer day. I love it.
June 23 - Short Walk
I attended a retirement party for a person I work with that extended to 9:00. It didn't leave much time for exercise, and I don't regret it. I had a great time and she deserved it.
June 24 - Boo!
A crazy kind of day where my wife and I were playing "zone" defense in trying to cover our parental responsibilities, plus two kids who were spending the night with us to support a friend running the half-marathon in Seattle early the next morning. Long story short, I didn't get home until 8:30 and I had four kids under the age of 11 with me. No exercise.
Saturday brought tournament games at 12:30 and 6:30, with a four hour gap in between. We planned ahead and brought bikes for my older son and me to ride. The fields were on a bike trail and we took an hour-long leisurely ride. As a "bonus", parking was tough and I logged 30 minutes walking to and from my car, parked clear across the park.
June 26 - 30 Minute Walk
Another late-night walk after a day of baseball. Like on the 22nd, the air felt great.
Hope your June exercise is going great!