Last week, I kicked things off by participating in the inaugural Back to Football run. It was a 4-mile race in Central Park via NYRR. The race began at 7:30pm - my first ever evening race. Considering I am not the slightest bit a morning person, I wasn't too surprised that I really liked it. Early bird, schmerly bird, right? Anyway, since I didn't feel super prepared, I was happy to finish and didn't really think too much about my time. I'll worry myself about that for Race #9 in a couple of weeks when I am shooting to be under 11 minutes for that 1-mile race.
|pre-race....ready to go!|
|post-race - check out my sweaty t-shirt :)|
Today, I will be working the Kickoff game between the NY Giants and Dallas Cowboys in our officiating command center. We have a mandatory training for all game monitors. Monitoring games each week is something I always enjoy. Monitors are each assigned one game to carefully watch noting all penalties, challenges, major violations, unusual plays, on-field helmet removals, and even commercial breaks. It is very intense and can be a quite challenging task, but it is always different and usually very interesting. I typically work the Monday night games throughout the season so my first attempt of the year will be the Bengals-Ravens MNF game next week. Super pumped!
Hope you are enjoying being Back to Football as much as I am!! Happy NFL Kickoff to all!!