THE FOLLOW THE BALL BLOG

This is my first ever video blog or "vlog" post. It's a reflection that attempts to acknowledge the distinction between my thoughts and feelings before and after cervical spinal fusion surgery on January 24, 2020. I owe the credit to my fieldwork advisor and de...

It has been about ten weeks since I set my intention to lose 25 pounds over a six-month period. I have experienced mixed results during that period. My whole approach has been predicated upon a process-oriented approach where I diligently track certain key actions on...

I recently attended my first Ironman triathlon in historic Lake Placid, New York. I accompanied two of my childhood friends who were participating in their first Ironman. I initially committed to attending the race for two main reasons. First, I wanted to support my friends,...

I am grateful to have experienced another calendar year. The past 12 months represented one of the best years of my life. It was largely free of perceived drama, anxiety, and hardship. I was in good health for most of 2018 unlike the prior two years. I had...

On Sunday, December 2nd, I participated in my first powerlifting competition, specifically the deadlifting event. I chose this competition because I was curious about doing it, but never had sufficient motivation to pursue it. Over past 15 months since my neck surgery, I have grown...

I am coaching my daughter's soccer team for the first time this fall. I don't normally coach soccer, but wanted to have the chance to coach Lucy and her teammates as I mostly coach my son's teams. Frankly, I love it. The girls are a...

[caption id="attachment_821" align="alignnone" width="762"] Tony Gonzalez, NFL Hall of Famer, plays a video game in his room on December 3, 2012 in Woodbridge, Virginia. Gonzalez spends about an hour each night playing video games. (Photo/Deeana Garcia)[/caption]   Let me be clear: I don’t play Fortnite. I barely...