Sunday, March 23, 2014

Still Asthmatic

It happens about half the time I go to the gym. I end up in the bathroom stall puking my guts out. I don't know if its because of my breathing or if there's too much carbon dioxide in that gym? My limbs tingle & go numb the way they do when having a heat stroke. I don't know whether to call 911 or just tough it out. I always do the latter. My body does the rest and I'm still here so I figure I've got a high tolerance. I better consult my nurse sister though for future reference to get a clear diagnosis. I do know that my body is in good physical condition and I don't eat before I workout. 

Born an asthmatic, for the first 5 years of my life I frequented numerous emergency rooms. My parents feared I'd stop breathing or my heart would cease due to my severe attacks of wheasing and shortness of breath. My lungs are simply ill-equipped to respirate at full or normal capacity, but I've managed to compete in sports through high school to the present and remain very active in strenuous activities.

I'm grateful for my health. Genetically, I haven't been blessed to say the least, but I make the best with what I've got.

Personal Training is in my blood. I Love helping people achieve a healthier way of life. I am proof that health problems are just an obstacle. Many people have health issues, but they can still get fit. It's not as bad as many people think either. An Exercise Bike, a few weight machines a couple times per week, then you start seeing results & feeling better. Before you know it, your body is improving and everything you do is easier. If you're carrying extra weight, losing it will make you feel reborn. I promise.

Your body was meant to run. It was meant to roam the fields and hunt in the forests, not sit in an office building up your muffin-top. Work with me & I'll get you back to your fighting weight. Or more simply put, I'll get you into healthy shape. And now for a Shameless Selfie only meant to illustrate & reinforce the point:)

Monday, March 17, 2014


Adidas SL II: The Most Comfortable & Stylish shoe ever. You could literally wear them to play a game of basketball, then change into your Sunday best and wear them to church. With all the Classic shoes being brought back & re-released, it wouldn't be prudent if Adidas neglected to do the same with the SL II's. Black, White and Grey never looked so good and felt so perfect. 
These shoes fit like gloves for your feet; supportive & firm in the soles, but still soft & flexible in the surrounding materials, giving your lower extremities an experience to behold. 

Underrated in popularity only because the right person was not promoting them, the Adidas SL II is a timeless shoe. Currently styles and colors are bright & loud. The SL II could adapt like so. Color customization would be easy for the SL II, as it was very simple in its design. Then again you can never go wrong with the black or white models. They are a staple shoe for
any wardrobe & absolutely complement the finest outfit.

Please Adidas. Please Bring Back the SL II's!!!!!! They look good on you.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The 28th of February

The Last Day of February is a special day every year. It signifies & symbolizes the closing of Winter. We know March 21st is the real end of Winter, but the 28th of February has meaning beyond Days and Seasons. The Sun becomes brighter for us in the North-Western Hemisphere. The Snow melts into the soil for another green Spring ahead. And for sporting groups and individuals, Spring Training Baseball begins.

February 28th gives birth to the month of March in a myriad of inspirational ways that can be seen in the outdoor landscapes & reflections of those peering into that very gaze. It's something you Warm Climate people just can't understand, with your year-round 70 degree temperatures. You don't know what its like shoveling a thousand pounds of snow from your sidewalk & garage or off your roof. For us, this time of year is opportunity again to go find and seek new paths, where weather has no effect or constraint on our lives.

A metaphor creates a fire. When I wake up it's dark & cold in this cave, but a couple minutes pass and a light stirs-up a warmth. I'm ready to go wherever my path leads. Nothing stands between me and everything I've ever dreamed. It's this time of year that inspires me to be free. The Winter has once again hardened me and strengthened my resolve. The only thing left to do, is act.

The Turning of Seasons from cold to warm has always reminded us that change is constant & revolutional. We need only look at our kids and our mirrors to notice it. Another Season of Outdoor Pleasure is nearing and I can't wait to be the ball again and again. What changes will occur this year? There are things in store we do not yet know about. Do the Phillies have a World Series run left in them? Can Jimmy Rollins hit above .270 with a .330 On Base%? When things appear to be getting too serious I like to ask Sports Questions. Not that I don't take them seriously, but unless I'm at the game or defending my Phils I feel a little ridiculous being high & mighty during Spring Training. Yet Optimism Abounds when the Sun shows.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Cathedral Gallery

1950s Cards are Timeless. The Photographs are so personal & vibrant. You can tell Topps and Bowman took the process very seriously, as a form of Artistry in addition to a commercial venture. Richie Ashburn was one of the more camera-friendly players of the time, like a Tom Brady today. Some people have that Look where a bad angle just isn't possible.