5 hours behind the uk NigelRG , so 5.10am right now. Fur babies have just woken the wife for breakfast,Just out of curiosity what time is it where you are?
I may have done so although i do not recall. What i do know is that if this forum had been available 50 yrs ago it would have saved me plenty of grief and money during the journey.
Currently my Chin is well bruised but not yet broken.I speak in jests really, and there are way more positives than the negatives for being here. Would have preferred Roundabout Magic to have got there for your sake, but I know, long term, you take these things on the chin and that's one of the lessons you teach the likes of me.
Have you stopped doing these @pete ?
Pete, you know your being missed on here...I did have a look last night, nothing for today.
I'm trying hard to find a spark of some kind to trigger my interest, but I have honestly felt no urge to push myself back into racing since I took a break. I think covid and lockdowns have got me in some kind of funk.
My sleep pattern has been thrown off and the wife is a little more vocal about me locking myself in my office for several hours a day.
I'm sure something will spark a revival soon enough, I fired up horseracebase for the first time in a long time last night. I honestly feel like something will trigger me sooner rather than later. I'm just waiting for something to grab my interest and snap me out of whatever the heck this mood is that I find myself in.
I often question the amount of time that I spend researching and writing my blog, I feel that I'm spending far too much time going through race cards, watching replays, looking at form, speed ratings, sectionals etc etc... and it's hard to justify that time especially when you are getting your ear bent... However, when you have a day like I had yesterday then it all feels like it was worth it.
That's me screwed then. My three main time consumers other than working are Horse Racing, Golf and Fishing."SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON RACING"
Difficult thing to consider in that once you start to question the time spent you maybe invite yourself to also think about how much time you spend on forums. In recent weeks i have had contact from a couple of lads that posted regularly on a couple of other forums but both now don't bother, when i asked why ? one said he simply got fed up with racing so staying away from the forum was a no brainer, the other lad wasn't too sure but that his only interest in racing is betting, so maybe that's the amswer.
I enjoy everything about horse racing but there are times when studying gets on my nerves so i stop, similar thoghts about football etc...
We all know people who are obsessed with the sports they enjoy and of the lads i drink with are either golf mad or fishing mad, both sports seem to consume them in that it's hard to get them off the topic to the point of being boring, so i wonder if the difference with horse racing is that it is just a spectator sport with gambling attached ?