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Too much to stop and blog?

Sometimes it feels like so much has happened since the last time I wrote on here that I don’t have time to stop and get it down. And that makes it worse because then there is even more that has happened.

So this is not so much an attempt at a catch up as just a rambling post covering various things that have happened to me recently.


AFL2 We played a night game Saturday night. We won in the last few minutes after a pretty tough contest. They got an early lead and then we had to peg them back. I played defence for 3 quarters with one entire quarter off the ground. I did give away a 50 metre penalty in the last quarter with a few minutes to go and we were leading by 5. Fortunately he missed his kick at goal and we rushed it through for a behind. We ended up winning by 4 points.

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Blurred Reality

IMG_8767-250 Day and night, wake and sleep - they are starting to blur - I am not sure which state I am in at the moment.

This started Thursday night. After I got home from volleyball coaching, I looked in on my developer who was supposed to be doing some remediation work for me on a website - due to be completed by the following day at midday (my time). He assured me it would be done. I knew I had some work to do for this which had to be completed by Saturday my time but I had been waiting for him. I made a start anyway. Here's how the last 3 days have gone for me. This site is going live on Monday morning.

Friday 3:45 AM - went to bed

Friday 7:45 AM - woke up

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Old Man

oldmancartoon I have started to realise that being 40 <> being 24 or even 34.

Yesterday I was up at 7:30 and off to an activity day for the kids. I was coaching discus for 4 hours to a bunch of kids aged 8 to 18. After that I went to the PE coaching class I run for 2 hours that involved a fair amount of running around. We drove home and basically the minute I got home I got changed and went straight back out to AFL football training. By the time I got home from that I was wrecked!. A long hot shower and a foot massage by Judith helped, but this morning I have some muscle soreness! Today is my rest day. Tomorrow I have basketball coaching and Friday I will be running long jump all day for a sports day - 126 kids to supervise!

I need to get a bionic body!

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Basketball Coaching

I am really enjoying coaching the kids. I have been coaching them now since February this year. We had been playing together on and off since December, and they asked me to be their coach.

It has been great researching the coaching skills for the drills and the skills I have been using for 20 years, and even more fun putting it together in a package for these kids.

I have between 10 and 15 kids turn up once a week for a full training session in a gym, and 5-6 of them come running with me on Monday night and then to a local half court for skills drills and some 3 on 3.

The really exhilarating thing is seeing them start to pick up skills. They are all nearly shooting correctly now (when none of them did before) and they can all attempt a layup with most of them making it around 30% of the time. Their field shooting is increasing slightly, to close to 20%. I want to get it closer to 40% if I can.