Skeet’s Beat – What Might Have Been Thoughts of Japan

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SkeetBlogToday I started thinking about where I was supposed to be this week.

I was supposed to be in Japan at the Yokohama Fishing Show this week for Lucky Craft, but because of the tragic events with the earthquake and the tsunami, the show was cancelled. I was excited about the show; it’s the biggest fishing show in the world, and it’s always fun to see everyone from Lucky Craft, as well as the other friends I’ve made over the years, but not now.

When news of the events came out, my first thoughts were the people that work for and with my sponsor Lucky Craft. I’ve been with them for almost 13 years and some of them have become like family to me, so I was concerned for their safety first and their business second.

Fortunately, the safety wasn’t a concern, because Lucky Craft is in the southern part of the country, so they weren’t immediately affected. However, how it will affect business for all of Japan is yet to be seen. I’m sure that with the amount of devastation, the country will be feeling the effects for a long time to come.

The country as a whole has been in my thoughts since, I feel terrible about what has happened over there and I hope they get the recovery started soon.

I’ve been home for a week, and we’ve done a lot of family things around the girls’ school and activities.

I went to one of Lea’s indoor soccer games this week and watched he hustle like she always does. I’ve talked about how competitive she is before in Skeet’s Beat, but it never ceases to amaze me at how hard she plays and works in a competitive setting.

She scored the first goal of the game, and she played really hard, but unfortunately her team didn’t win, but they’ll keep trying hard, and do better next game.

Kim and I took the girls to a movie last week, and I was a little disappointed in it. We took them to see Rango, and I think it was a little too adult oriented for kids. Kim and I kept looking at each other throughout the movie, and the girls kept looking at us wondering what the characters were talking about. I didn’t like it much, the theme wasn’t right for kids.

Other than that, I’ve been working out a bunch trying to stay in game day shape between tournaments. I did a yoga workout the other day that really kicked my ass; guess it’s been a while between yoga sessions.

Anyway, Pickwick is just around the corner, and I’ve got some ground to make up; we’ll see what I can get done there.

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