Yesterday was another long session. Eight hours plus grinding along in the Venetian chasing a decent score. Like a lot of these poker ventures, it ended in matchsticks, which is commonplace if you play plenty of poker. So, you wish everyone good luck and continue onward to the next one, which in my case is the $400 Superstack on Tuesday. Maybe the fact that I'm no longer 23 years old (yes, really) takes it's toll on the mind and body a bit more nowadays, but I find that wheras a lot of people (still) arrive in Las Vegas, and simply go hammer and tongs at playing as much poker as possible 24/7, I like to space things out if I can, which is why I kind of plan my schedule accordingly. I feel you play far better, focus, and have a better shot at doing well if you look after yourself a bit, which is always a plus. You only need to look around in most poker rooms even these days and see the unshaven tubs of lard buying and ordering pizza at 11a.m to know that not everyone shares this ideal or has any interest at all in their personal well being. And that's just the women.
I'm by no means a poster-boy for healthy, but a few years back, I noticed that more and more people seemed to be dropping dead all around me. A lot of them weren't looking after themselves. Not "a little bit", I mean...not "at all". As a lot of you know I love to cook, so avoiding a junk food diet wasn't really a problem for me. I generally eat whatever I like, but am just sensible about it and don't simply pig out every meal. I've always been a runner (or is that a runner, runner) to some degree, so a few times a year I will enter a half marathon. The times are not going to shatter any records, but I'm going faster than the people who are sitting on the couch eating a burger and chips and doing nothing.
OK...minimal poker content in here today. Don't worry, I'm back at it all over again tomorrow, hopefully refreshed and rested as I'm going to try to practice what I preach and get onto some of the above today. Just to close what is hopefully a positive post all things considered, watch the vid below. It might make you smile, make you think just a little bit, or maybe inspire a change. If nothing resonates, then I wish you luck with life...you're going to need it!