Speaking of rain, the start of June saw me take part in the Ride for Heart charity bike ride with a few of my Global colleagues. I last took part in a similar ride back in 2014. That was a 60 km sojourn through the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Ride for Heart traversed the DVP in Toronto and it was a 75 km total ride.
It was the farthest I've ever biked in one day. It also poured rain from the minute I first got on the bike until I got off three hours later. Here is a fake smile I mustered around kilometre 71.
Baseball-wise, I am feeling my age. I am the oldest pitcher men's team I am playing on and my pitching stamina is attesting to that fact. I am throwing harder than I ever have, but I can only throw for an inning at a time. Every first inning I've thrown this year has been a clean inning with no runs allowed. Twice I've tried to come back out for a second inning and I get hit around.
It's odd because I used to be a guy who could throw 8 or 9 innings at a time. But I suppose that's to be expected after not picking up a ball for six years.
Tennis is going much better. I took the second lesson of my life last month and it's made a marked difference in my ground strokes. I am hitting with a crispness that I've never had before. Hopefully, I can keep it going for the rest of the season.
At Global, I have a few morning show shifts coming up this month, which is always a blast, and a nice of change of pace from my normal schedule.
Here's a short clip from Global Durham at the end of June.
I will be on The Morning Show on July 4, July 27, and July 28 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Be sure to tune in!