September 07, 2011
Hello guys, I haven't posted in a few months but I thought I'd give a little update on what I've been up to.
Poker - I've been grinding away on Merge, and had a pretty solid month of August. I increased my hours devoted to poker to 110 from 90 the previous month, and got in about 60k hands. I hit my target of 2k MGR and felt that my game is still improving. September has started out nicely, as I won $2.5k on the second day of the month. I wish that motivated me but it has actually kicked on the lazy switch! I have been more interested in football and madden 12 than grinding since that day :(
Life - Had my 10th anniversary with my girlfriend Amanda. I can't believe it's been that long already - glad to have someone i gel with so well to accompany me in life. I bought her a diamond and sapphire bracelet (those are our birthstones) to match the earrings I got her a few years ago. We had dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant, and went to the beach (although we got rained out).
I also returned to college classes for the first time in about 2 years. It is wierd being in college after 30, luckily I think I look kinda young, probably late 20s looking. I enjoy having school to balance out poker, because in school hard work is always rewarded and can not be taken away. A's can't be lost by a downswing, and you won't study 12 hrs for a test then get an F cause of a suckout. It is satisfying to me to work hard, get an A and understand the material, and then move on having that on a permanent record.
Lastly, I have been trying to work out more and have tried to lift and swim several times a week. I'm also avoiding junk food as well as I can. Swimming is so great for working your whole body and relieving stress. I have been tired though from working so hard in the pool, I want to sleep about 10 hrs a day but hopefully once I'm in shape it won't take such a toll.
September Goals -
120 hrs of poker time (grinding, coaching, studying)
Increase exercise workload incrementally
Stay on top and ahead of all school work
Best of luck to everyone and have a great month!