check-in

spring training is officially over. it was a productive offseason filled with improvements. now i have 6 or so weeks to fine tune my craft and be ready for the start of training camp in late july. right before leaving the facility on the last day of veteran mini-camp i negotiated a new report weight, 215 lbs, but with a stipulation. I must be 4.5 percent body fat. I can do it but it will be a challenge, making this summer a focused and fun one to look forward too.

too keep from losing my balance i plan on sprinkling in a few mini vacations, the first one being a short trip to costa rica coming up soon. any other vacations will be weekend trips within the states. these next 6 weeks are crucial to my training camp success.

aside from football, i have been steadily embracing my creative side through photography. it has become one of the other activities that consistently puts me in a flow state. its incredible. im going to start posting my photography on here as periodically as possible. i encourage anyone that may read this to find an outlet outside of work that can help you reach your flow. that feeling is unmatched.

-flo

Part III

week one of spring training is over. still in denial that I am going into my third year in the NFL. how fast its gone by is unreal, and its been a hell of a ride. nonetheless, there is nothing else I’d rather be doing. the first week had its typical tribulations, body being sore, hand eye coordination being a little off, but I got it right back within that first week. I’m stronger than ever and the people around me notice it. I don’t believe in searching for affirmation but hell when its mentioned a few times I won’t say it doesn’t put a pep in my step.

this time of year is my favorite time of year, other than opening day of the season. a lot of new faces surround me, and more will come with the draft coming up soon, and I embrace the new blood and can’t wait to compete. every day I get an opportunity to show my worth is day I won’t let pass me by. during this time I’m focusing on short term goals, such as weight and speed. come june 16th I will be bigger, faster, and stronger than i’ve ever been, leaving a nice foundation to start year three.

-flo