Archive for March 30th, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback


Here’s how the goals are going:

  • Time with family: I tried to increase my time at home with the family this week.  It went so-so.  We did have a great dinner on Monday night as we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary by going out as a family.  The kids enjoyed going with us.  On Thursday we had a good time together as well.  
  • Exercising: I made it to the gym 3 times last week. Total running distance this week was 20 miles.  This coming week I will begin a 6 day per week running schedule with all the miles coming from outdoor running.  I have to begin aggressively logging miles to be ready for the 1/2 marathon on May 9th.  I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t feel ready at all.
  • Weight: last week – 199  this week – 201. It probably didn’t help that I attended a weekend camp with a group of 30 teens and felt the need to eat extra portions to keep my energy up.  I was able to keep pace with them and their caffeine induced energy but I feel bloated now…
  • Read Two Books Per Week:  Two books this week – This is Your Brain on Joy and Death by Love.  I wrote a review for the first book here.  The second book, Death by Love by Mark Driscoll was a great read.  As a pastor I appreciated the voice that this book was written in.  I am quite sure that many people will enjoy this read and gain great insight into the work of Jesus and the sacrifice that He made for each of us.
  • Monthly Date Night With Kim: We actually had a family date to celebrate our 14th anniversary.  It was a good time and the money we spent on the kids food was less than what a babysitter would have cost!
  • April Vacation in Philadelphia:  This plan has officially changed.  I will be heading to Jamaica instead during this time frame to help lead a youth mission trip.  I’m excited to be joining this team and look forward to seeing many teens be used by God to impact this beautiful island.  Kim and I have begun to look into a beach house to stay at in July.  This will be a great time with the family and will provide the girls with plenty of time to find shells in the sand.

That’s all for this weekly update.  More next week!