This photo was sent to me by my dear friend in West Texas. Sometimes in life we are like this pigeon… flying at mach 3 just hoping that every “opening” is actually just that and not some mirage of freedom. Don’t let your pace today kill your judgment… apparently it terminated much more than that for this poor bird.
The attached article will probably have little importance to you since it is about the Seattle Mariners’ recently retired manager, Mike Hargrove. I still think it is a good read for all of us working/building our careers. Enjoy.
Hargroves follow their bliss in ‘Red’
If he hadn’t resigned on July 1, Hargrove would have been at Safeco Field last Friday managing the Mariners against the Tigers.
Instead, he and his wife, Sharon, arrived in the third inning of a California League game featuring minor league prospects, one of whom was their son, a first baseman for the High Desert Mavericks, a Mariners affiliate in Victorville.
Andrew Hargrove is 25 now, and until this night, his dad had seen only four of his games, two in high school and two in junior college. Because of his own baseball obligations spanning 35 years as a player and manager, Mike Hargrove was too busy to catch any of Andy’s other games, including those in T-ball and Little League.
Don’t the contract and the monthly fees of the local gym just beat you down? Fortunately we have a decent workout room here at the church, but I have been looking for a routine to follow at the house when I am home with LT. I think I have found a good and inexpensive one. If you are interested, I have included it below.
- Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
- With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can.
- Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.
- Each day, you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks.
- Then try 50-lb potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I’m at this level)
- After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.