Despite great intentions toward achieving the JUNE BOOM challenge (thanks again, Alan!), I have failed in that area. To put it very simply, I have not been running, cycling or exercising lately.
Why? I always wonder if it is worthwhile to rationalize or justify why something didn't get done, but I believe that we all have to make those choices of balancing work, family, etc., and exercise for me is one of those areas that I am willing to sacrifice at times. Add in the fact that exercise has never been a lifelong love of mine and it tends to be the first to go.
Work has been tough. I am in sales in the construction industry. Every month, I hear about 2-3 people that are getting laid off, due to the slow housing trends. These are either co-workers or customers, but they are people that I am close to and it adds to feelings of sadness and worry. When it is a co-worker, it adds to more work for those of us who remain. I believe that things are slowly improving, but the concern is strong with everyone in our business.
My family is great, all are healthy. We are enjoying having so much time together while my wife and kids are on summer break. When I finish work at 6pm or so, we tend to play together. It seemed easier for me to go for a run or a ride when they were buried under piles of homework.
I have been vague about a huge church problem that occurred last year, but the ripples continue to spread out amongst our large circle of friends. We were basically a large group of friends that met up every week at a church that we loved. That all ended in November. Since that time, we all feel a bit scattered and are working through individual feelings of insecurity, frustration and a basic lack of meaningful worship. We are still social, but this thing still needs to heal up and it continues to eat up time each week...even lately.
So, I have been away from the blogs a bit lately and away from exercise, but I hope to get back in gear soon.
I hope that you are all doing well and I will continue to check in as I can.