Sitting on our porch in Redondo Reach drinking some coffee with this little bald kid discussing yesterday’s event and those to come. To wrap up yesterday’s shit show, as expected
Iowan’s are not fast swimmers. We were able to complete the task but not excel at it, which really irritates me. When we were training we went out to George Wyth 3 times and swam,
so we didn’t avoid swimming, we are just inexperienced. I do not like being inexperienced at anything and I really hate getting my ass kicked at anything. I blame my inexperience
on me and I believe my teammates blame themselves as well.
I am always looking to learn something and I am taking a learning lesson from yesterday, do not be in experienced at anything even if you hate it. If you are a parent you really need to
understand the importance of introducing your kids to everything imaginable. Keep them active and keep them learning and be sure they are confident in everything humanly
possible, like it or not. Young ones need to practice every sport and physical skill during their youth just like they learn all subjects in school. If you do not enforce this you are not
providing your child the best opportunity. Children in one or 2 activities is unnecessary, let them make that decision once they are mature enough to make life altering decisions. Push
them to try and regularly practice new and old things.
As an adult, why do you skip a flickerball game on Saturday morning? Nervous that you can’t catch or throw, that is a bull shit excuse, just as me not golfing because it is boring is a
bullshit excuse. I will better myself at open water swimming, golfing, biking, & skiing this year. I will not go try it and laugh it off if I fail, instead I will be a student of all of them.
Decide what you will practice, make it unusual. If you are not a swimmer make that #1. It is a survival skill, we should all be able to do it and do it well. I suggest open water, tell the
DNR to eat shit if they give you a ticket for doing so. Someone needs to help support the state’s financial disaster anyways.
I think I may order a Loretta Stone tape to help me learn Spanish in my free time. My Mexican friend La Sonia Rodriguez (really a Rican), is not a good teacher.