It is with a great deal of excitement that I can finally announce that I will be leaving North Carolina later this month to pursue a somewhat unusual opportunity. I have recently been offered a position in Japan as a “Special Coach” with a sumo wrestling team that competes within the Japan Sumo Association. I will be given the task of improving the strength and conditioning programs of a stable of up-and-coming sumo wrestlers. I suppose that I now need to purchase those Rosetta Stone lessons in Japanese. 🙂
I will be part of a team of performance specialists that will be tasked with making these athletes the best that they can be at their chosen sport. Perhaps most exciting is the opportunity to live onsite at the training center with the athletes. I am really looking forward to being immersed in the culture.
I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that has supported me and encouraged me. I also want to thank those of you that vouched for my professionalism and recommended me for the position. I hope that I make you proud.
It should be noted that the post above was part of an April Fools’ Day prank. I was not serious. 🙂