When we write in our diaries we write about where we're at, we share our struggles and we detail moving to a place that's, for lack of a better word, better than we are today.
I certainly have nothing to complain about as I sit here hearing my children playing with their friends through open windows on this beautiful summer Minnesota evening.
Since my last update more than two months ago my life has felt full. The period of time following Superior Spring was one of reflection, excitement and grief I suppose. Losing Jon has been difficult to process. I did not know him personally but find myself thinking of him often and praying for his family and friends.
Life got busier as I'm sure many of you can relate. School ended and summer came. Baseball season came and went and summer has been full of chaos and bliss here at the Howard house. We've slept in many days with no need for alarm. This house is often a busy place with a thousand questions a day, baseball practice with my Son and Elli's 10,000 shot summer basketball challenge. We're on track!
We did Endless Summer Trail Series at French as a family, I completed Afton 50k on July 1st and am set to, not really prepared to, toe the line for the Voyageur 50 Mile on Saturday.
My business, Training Edge Sports, is growing and I landed a big client (Great River Energy), which starts in January, doing Career Integrated Wellness ©. I've been doing more hitting and pitching clinics and working with players 1:1 to improve their baseball skill. The online personal coaching (personal training) side of things has picked up as well and clients are seeing the results they are seeking.
Months ago I talked a lot about some significant nutritional changes I was making. While I haven't logged many miles this July, my diet has been tight. I'll draw on that as I head into Voyaguer 50 Mile.
So, I'm enjoying summer, struggling to find motivation for regular exercise and tell myself every day to get better in some way.
I would love to hear how things are going for you. Leave a comment here or shoot me an email at email@example.com and I hope summer is treating you well!
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7/26/2017 07:44:51 am
You look great Jon. Glad you and your family are well. Continue to inspire and help people achieve their goals. Congrats on your success and thank you for sharing your thoughts.
5/30/2018 10:17:25 am
Thank you for trusting us this story. As a reader, I appreciate the honesty and your desire to bring me at the situation you have been. That's really ideal! Being an athlete requires an ample amount of physical stregth that is why I kind of felt tired after reading your post! At the same time, the training style you are in is very intense, that must be very tough!
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