It (week one of the NFL season) was the best of times and worst of times. Best of times for Fantasy Healthball. I scored big on my healthpoints last week and routed my fantasy football opponent. I came out of the gates strong and worked hard all week to maximize my points. My fantasy football opponent scored pretty well, but they were no match.
Worst of times for my own fantasy football team. While Jeff has been playing fantasy football for a very long time, I’m still a novice. I was all excited as my team has Ladanian Tomlinson, Kellen Winslow, and Brandon Jacobs. My QB is Carson Palmer. Carson completed only 9 passes for 94 yards, no TDs, and one interception. LT and Jacobs didn’t score either. I’m near the bottom of my league. Rather than jumping ship and changing all my players, I’m going to ride the same horse into week two and see what happens.
On the health side, I had an amazing mountain bike ride at China Camp State Park this morning. My friend who I used to ride with there all the time moved to Philly, so I haven’t been back recently. It completely changed my spirits to be on the bike, on single track trails. In the first 30 seconds I came upon about a dozen wild turkey. I was glad I was on the bike and sailed right past them because if you have every been very near a wild turkey, you know you wouldn’t want to meet up with a dozen of them in some dark alley. A bit later a black tailed deer pranced off the trail five yards ahead of me.
These sorts of things happen to you when exercising – and not just at a State Park. Your mind opens up and you think of things and see things that you might miss in a normal stressful day. Give it a try. You’ll be amazed. And, if you are playing Fantasy Healthball, good luck in week 2! — Jim Ballard