Well, tennis season is winding down. I've been really happy with how my game continues to evolve. I think I am a much better player now than I was at the end of last season (and my results in matches underscore that statement).
Now that I am in my mid-30s, I'm hopeful I can continue to improve my skills, while maintaining the same level of fitness. Once I hit 40, my goal is to enter Masters-level provincial tennis tournaments and see where I stack up against the top 'old guys' in the province.
Also, I have started to play a lot more golf. Typically, I play twice a year. That's what I've done for the past 15 years. But this year, I've put some focus into actually learning how to play properly and construct a real golf swing. I've played 10 times this year and I can now break 100 on a regulation, 6,000-yard course.
Bogey golf is my next goal. I am cautiously optimistic that I can reach that goal by the end of next year. I want to play 8-10 times a year going forward. I don't have the time to play more than that and my main athletic focus is still tennis, but I definitely enjoy golf a lot more than I have in the past.
Work-wise, I produced the fourth episode of my Training Ground series. I had the opportunity to interview Master Warrant Officer Norm Penny about his career as a Search and Rescue Technician with the Canadian Forces.