"If love is not unconditional, then what the hell makes someone believe that kindness should be?" - RS
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So a friend calls me while on my 20-mile run. She says, "20 miles!? Wow, what keeps you going!?"
"Mangos," I tell her.
While on my run I promise myself a reward of fresh cut mangos lightly salted with pink Himalayan salt (us runners lose a lot of salt on very long runs). I promise myself mangos on mile 10, mile 15, and mile 20. So I take a picture when I hit the 10th mile and send it to her.
Since I haven't posted a photo of my running in a while, might as well share. MANGOS!!!!!
So one day I recorded myself practicing so I can observe my mistakes and try to tune my form a bit. When I got the footage, I was thinking about archery in general and a friend's son who showed interest. I started to think about the benefits and made a quick video. As always, I welcome anyone who wants to give it a try with free lessons from my end (even though I am learning myself). The Everglades Archery Range Club has several members, with experience and tournaments under their belts, who offer formal classes.
Here is a still of the arrow leaving the bow that I thought was just neat. :). If you are interested in the sport and happen to live in South Florida, send me a note and I would be more than happy to give you a free archery lesson. Archery is a form of art that is meant to be shared.
So I took Blu to the archery range a while back, and I could not help notice how excited she was! To see my daughter be excited about one of my passions certainly brought some warmth to my heart.
The picture in the bottom right was taken by a friend of mine. In that photo, Blu was teaching her proper form. What made me proud was how well Blu's form is! She's a natural!
"Blu, what are you doing?"
"I'm building a nest daddy. For the alligators. Don't step on it OK?"
"I was just kidding sweetheart; there are no alligators here haha."
So I walk into Publix with Blu that day, and I notice something strange about her. She was walking around the supermarket with one hand holding my hand and the other holding her hat. I begin to suspect something was a miss so I take out my phone and load the camera. Out of now where I stop, point the camera to her, and ask her...
"Why are you holding your hat with your hand?"
She freezes and I take a photograph!
"Umm, no reason!"
"Blu.. why are you holding your hat?"
She smiles and starts to laugh.
And she shows me the reason! The little rascal! Just a few minutes before she asked me if she could bring a toy with her inside the supermarket and I said no. Honestly, I couldn't even be upset. I just cracked up with her!