With one weekend of games in the books it is time for a short review of personal fouls. As many of you are aware, I am working on developing a library of lacrosse penalties for the youth game. Below are each of the videos in the “Personal Fouls” series. Hopefully, they will answer any questions that new or returning players and parents have regarding the fouls they see during an average game.
As some of you know I am a fitness junkie. The tougher, harder, wilder, and crazier something is I am all for it. I decided to give myself a serious challenge for my birthday so on March 13 I will be attempting the Georgia Tough Mudder 2011.
The Tough Mudder was inspired by individuals who wanted a challenging race at every step. Billed as the “Toughest Event on the Planet” this event is not a race because getting the fastest time is not the point. Surviving every obstacle through the eleven mile route while giving your competitors a helping hand is the main objective because everyone is suffering together. Check out the video below for a brief introduction on how dirty I am going to get:
The second reason I am running the race is because the Tough Mudder is a proud sponsor of the Wounded Warrior Project. With two of my cousins currently deployed in the United States Army and United States Marine Corps I am all for donating what money I can to the truly tough guys. If you feel compelled to donate to this worthy cause here is the link: Donate to Wounded Warrior.
Here is the route I’ll be attacking on the 13th. Did I mention that the obstacles were designed by British Special Forces Soliders? I’m especially looking forward to the electrified wires!
Well it is my birthday on the 3rd and after twenty-three years on this Earth I believe a little reflection is in order. Here is a list of twenty-three lessons I have accumulated over the years and tried to follow:
Treat others as you want to be treated
Silence cannot be quoted
Failure is a fact of life
There is a difference between hurt and injured
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
Humility is highly underrated
Falling down may be hard but getting up is harder
Men should tuck in their shirts
Smile when saying thank-you
Sir and ma’am should be used liberally by anyone under 25
Goals are nice but the journey is far more satisfying
Respect will buy far more than money ever will
When you screw up man up and apologize
Always treat women with honor and respect
Hold the door open even if people don’t thank you
Don’t show up on time, instead show up early
Grunt work is needed in every job so get used to being in the trenches
Embrace the dork inside of you
When you win shut your mouth. When you lose shut your mouth
Ask questions constantly
Read every day
When the s*&#t hits the fan. Step to the side of the fan.