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In high school, I was a solid, not spectacular, but solid cross country runner who was recruited by a few small schools in Michigan to run in college. I actually received recruiting letters and got calls from coaches. It’s one of my proudest achievements in life. When I spoke to the coaches, I told them all the same thing - “I really appreciate the opportunity, but I think I need a break from running.” Why? Because running just wasn’t that fun anymore. Spring track season was awesome, made state finals in the 4x800, and I have absolutely no regrets and nothing but true blessings about what running has done for my life - especially the life-long friendships I made on those teams. But running just wasn’t fun anymore.
The wife had a similar experience with soccer, and we’ve pledged to have the same philosophy with our kids - you’ll always be doing something, but first and foremost, have fun. You should love what you’re doing, because it’s fun to be around your teammates, your friends, the competition. Let’s face it - I wasn't about to be Prefontaine and the wife wasn’t about to be Mia Hamm. Sports should make your life better, not drag it down.
I’ve carried that philosophy of fun into my life, and in that vein, I’m here to tell you this will be my final post to Logical Betting. Why? Because it’s finally tilted more towards work and less towards fun. You’ll notice I haven’t posted since September, despite many, many good ideas in my head. But it just didn’t sound like fun anymore.
This post, however, was fun. Here are the (long) ramblings I came upon while saying goodbye to something I am proud to have created, and who knows, may pick back up one day. No links or side pics this time (just some cool pics at the end), just going to enjoy the writing part and get rid of the work this last time. Predictably, there are A LOT of lists...