Column: Best Christmas gift – Attitude


My days as a bona fide, jersey-wearing athlete ended years ago after a loss. Just like pretty much everyone else.

Some people go to college and play. I didn’t. But I did start my career as a recreational athlete which sounds like a euphemism for someone who proudly calls beer curls a workout. No, what I mean is that while I am not an athlete, I have to be athletic enough to enjoy the life I want.

I’m my own coach, I’m my own referee, and there are no stats.

Only I know how much time I waste, how hard I really go or how often I am lazy. With no one taking score, things can get out of control pretty quick, not just physically, but mentally.

So, I had to figure out what I wanted to be in shape for, and what physical requirements there were.

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