My kids go to different summer camps.
My daughter goes to a theater camp in a strip mall. If you’ve watched her in any of the videos on my Instagram, you’ll probably agree that a stage is a place she needs to be.
The camp is held inside a closed-down salon. I park in front, walk her in, and leave.
My son attends the typical swim two times a day, classes-mixed-with-sports summer camp. He goes back and forth to camp on a bus.
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I’d never seen the campgrounds until last week when I had to pick him up early for a dentist appointment.
I pull into the gravel parking lot and snatch the first open spot. Big mistake.
I realize my error after walking through TWO OTHER PARKING LOTS to get to the camp’s main office.
Hi. If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably waiting for the point of this story.
Frankly, so am I.
I started writing this post on a Friday morning and thought, “I should save this story for my weekly update.”
I went back to finish the story on Monday morning AND TOTALLY FORGOT THE POINT OF THE STORY.
I’m too young to have this bad of a memory.
Maybe I need to hang out with my neighbor who bakes so much, and I’m not talking about the cinnamon roll guy.
Whelp, since I can’t remember the moral of the story, please enjoy this video of me dancing in my underwear.
STUFF I DID ON INSTAGRAM THAT YOU PROBABLY MISSED
OTHER THINGS I DID WHEN I WASN’T WRITING NOTES
ON LAST WEEK’S EPISODE OF “WE RUN THIS”
We interviewed the “Running Fat Chef,” Latoya Shauntay Snell.
It would be impossible to cover every part of Latoya’s fitness journey in an hour-long discussion but damn if we didn’t try.
In this interview, she discusses her early life with her dad and his love of cooking, the backlash she received for dropping so much weight, rising above the online hate that comes her way daily, the insane story of meeting one of her online bullies in real life, and her ability to remain positive – and funny as hell – in the face of constant adversity.
LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE EPISODE HERE or watch the video below.
STUFF I’M DOING THAT DOESN’T INVOLVE STICKY NOTES
HERE’S THE BOOK I’M READING: “Winning” by Tim S. Grover
This book is motivational and honest as hell. If you’re looking for the “You can do it!” type of motivation, this ain’t the place to find it.
For those unfamiliar with Tim, he’s trained athletes like Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and many more. His approach to success in any field is raw, honest, and real. In a world of cheerleaders, Grover is a drill sergeant.
I’m about halfway through the book and love it so far.
HERE’S WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: This Is: Willie Nelson
I’ve never seen the country and music icon perform in person but in the next two months, I’m going to see him twice – in Austin, TX and in Philly. Yee F’n Haw! I’m excited as hell.
HERE’S WHAT I’M PLAYING: Grounded For Life
Full disclosure, I work for the creators of the game as a freelance contractor. Even if I didn’t, I’d still like this game.
Well, maybe not as much, because I wrote many of the cards in Grounded For Life. So, if you like my humor, you and your kids will love this game.
Finally, one more reminder to send in your questions for “Ask Chris Anything.”
If you have a question – any question – shoot it over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week and be kind to one another.
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