Since the temperature has finally decided to drop below 90 degrees, I went outside after work and played some basketball with an old high school buddy and his cousin. Playing basketball in the summer is one of those things that I try to get into and just when I'm able to play full court at not get too winded, the summer's over and the Minnesota winter sets in. Anyway, today was the first time this year that I played ball outside and it was incredibly, tough. I felt like I was an old man, especially since the 15 year old cousin was running circles around us the entire day. We played for a little over an hour and by the end of it I was sweating so much that it looked like I just took a shower.
So that's another reason to get in shape; so I can play full court basketball and feel like my legs are made of jelly. Another reason I can think of why I want to get in shape is because we're having a marketing summit for our company at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas in early November. They have an awesome pool there and I don't want to be like one of those guys who have been with the company for 15 years and wears a t-shirt with their swimsuit because they've got an office beer belly. I want to be that young guy in the marketing group that hasn't developed the fatness, yet.