Thursday, December 29, 2011
Don’t Read This!
This is personal, something just for myself.
I know, it would probably make more sense to simply keep this as a regular document on my computer, but I’ve already started a blog post and I like to finish things that I start (except for that ship-in-a-bottle project that I started in 1989; damn my giant hands!).
Instead, I’ll run you all off by explaining, in excruciating detail, the rules of cricket.
According to Wikipedia, Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings. In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 overs of six bowling deliveries per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals. Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed into the national sport of England. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international matches were being held. The ICC, the game's governing body, has ten full members. The game is played particularly in Australasia, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies, Southern Africa and England.
Okay, that should have gotten rid of everyone off by now.
Now Jack… Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack…
Think about how good you feel right now, right this very second. You’ve been eating well and exercising regularly for the last week or so.
AND YOU FEEL SO FREAKIN’ GOOD.
You fell off the wagon and you were draggin’ the entire time. You had no energy. Your get-up-and-go just got up and went. The connection was obvious, but you couldn’t put two and two together.
So here’s your reminder, dumbass: Good health and weight loss is a giant boulder that, once it starts rolling, can bust through virtually any obstacle.
But when it comes to a stop, it can be next-to-impossible to get moving again.
So do yourself a favor…
Get it rolling.
Keep it rolling.
And keep it rolling some more.