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Heads Up!

Heads Up!

Last week while playing golf, I heard a golfer from a nearby tee box yell, “heads up!”

If you’re a golfer, you know that the proper bellow for hitting a ball in the near vicinity of others is “fore!”

The difference is important.

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Extra Points: Random Digressions

Extra Points: Random Digressions

This past weekend was “Girls Weekend” at my house, when my perfect granddaughters came to to visit. We call them “The Pep Girls” and “Hurricane ELMA” for a reason.

So this week, I’m writing late and decided to just simply share some “random digressions” of things that caught my attention this past week.

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Extra Points: The Mental Game

Extra Points: The Mental Game

Richard Sherman had an extraordinary career with the Seattle Seahawks for seven seasons. At the end of his final contract with the Seahawks, he signed a free agent deal with the rival San Francisco 49ers, where he played the past three seasons.

Well, “play” needs to be defined…

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Extra Points: Rescue Mission

Extra Points: Rescue Mission

I’ve been a big fan of the 1960s television sitcom, Gilligan’s Island since I was a kid.

For whatever reason, the goofy show about seven stranded castaways always makes me laugh, even as an adult. Now I’m sharing the exploits of Gilligan, the Skipper, and the gang with my granddaughters, as I own all three seasons on DVD.

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Extra Points: Happy Independence Day

Extra Points: Happy Independence Day

Growing up, I always thought the 4th of July was the the the celebration of the birth of our country. While that statement is in essence true, the reality is much more complex.

The Declaration of Independence was highly controversial within the 2nd Continental Congress. It took all the skills and efforts of John Adams…

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Extra Points: Looking Three Ways

Extra Points: Looking Three Ways

I was out for my Saturday morning run, well before the big heatwave would roll in later that day!

As I run on the sidewalk of one of the “main drags” of town, I still remain vigilant of cars that suddenly appear and want to enter. This particular morning, a car came barreling down to the stop sign.

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Extra Points: Time Under Tension

Extra Points: Time Under Tension

I’ve now been working with my personal fitness coach for about nine weeks. I’m thrilled with the results, even though sometimes I spout a few expletives under my breath (or maybe even louder) during certain exercises.

Some of the types of exercises that are most rigorous are the ones where your muscles are in “time under tension.”

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Extra Points: Except When It Isn’t

Extra Points: Except When It Isn’t

I frequently “walk the ferry” to get in a few extra steps and some exercise when coming home from watching my granddaughters. The ferry from Edmonds to Kingston is about 25 minutes in duration, and by the time I get done from start to finish, I’ve logged a little over a mile at a 19-minute pace.

How do I know?

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