What’s going on people? It has been a while, it has been a while. I hope that this blog finds everybody in good health and good faith. Amidst all of the things that are going on in the world, I hope that you all are finding time to appreciate the, um, happier things in life. Some examples? Oh I don’t know.. breathing for starters. Whatever it is that makes you smile, I hope that you are finding time to do that amidst the chaos.
Since the Super Bowl life for me has been a whirlwind, which is why I must apologize for the delay. After the game, don’t ask, I think everybody took a little time to just get away and clear our minds of football for a bit. For me, I was headed straight to Cincinnati to host the annual Hearts for Hope gala that is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for my non-profit. It was a great success. We had over 400+ generous guests in attendance and were able to raise over $250K. A BIG thank you to our title sponsor Western & Southern and to all of the other sponsors for whom I would have to create an entirely different blog to thank. The night was a huge success and one to grow off of and I’m sure the kids are extremely grateful. There are pics on my website as well www.bhghcincinnati.org.
After my event, I was jet-setting straight to Miami, FL to begin working on my Master’s degree in Business Administration. Sounds like you can’t beat school in Miami right? Wrong. With workouts from 6-9 in the morning and then class from 10-6:45PM, there isn’t much time for enjoying the city too much. I have seen three unique places in Miami: my hotel room, my gym, and my classroom. (Starbucks here and there). It’s mentally challenging and the courses, as well as the professors are tough, but it has already been so informational and educational about business that I can’t wait to go back for my next term.
Now, everything can’t always be so serious. I have had time to swing the clubs a little bit (I only lost one sleeve of golf balls, two of that sleeve came on one hole in which I had to clear the water). I also had the chance to go to the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park, take a tour of Sony Studios, produce a short film, and visit Hollywood. All offseason is a time to spend with loved ones and significant others as much as you can before you get back into the grind of the year which starts April 20th.
All the while I have been rehabbing my wheel and getting in the best shape possible to get ready for the season. I’m faster and pound for pound I feel stronger and more explosive than I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to be back around my guys and going out and fighting for my spot on the field. As the offseason program rolls around, I’m looking forward to finally making this thing happen! I haven’t talked to media much and don’t plan on it but just know I’m working and I will keep you all posted here on my site.
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Until the next time, stay classy.