for those who know me, know that i like dabbling in new things. currently, i am learning chords on the keyboard and hiking. i hope that these two activities can develop into regular hobbies to some degree in the future too.
for those who really know me, know that fitness is more than a hobbie– it is part of my routine and lifestyle. thanks to good friend– dave schmidt– who is like a brother to me, i discovered the joy, pain and benefits of working out with weights. that was in high school!
when i was younger and able, i really enjoyed getting on the basketball court. during hoops season, i usually played on some team so i laid off the weights. but over the years, sprinting up and down the court– especially concrete– doesn’t do my ankles well. i had also developed shin splints. and truth be told, my only advantage which was my quickness is not gone! so these past years, i have primarily been working out.
in 2008 when i was in prescott, i started working out at home. over the years i have collected all sorts plates, dumbbells and other equipment for home workouts. i have been logging in my daily workouts in a notebook since 2009. i have been quite consistent in the goal of doing something usually six days a week. i like the feel of the energy that comes from getting the muscles engaged in the mornings before the rush of the day hits.
working out has become a non- negotiable in my life
when i was in fresno i wanted to switch things up a bit for a couple of weeks so i joined a crossfit gym for ten sessions from a groupon coupon. it was there that i learned “the cindy.” this WOD has become my baseline activity and i try to do it every three months. “the cindy” is as many sets as possible in 20 minutes. each set consists of five pullups, ten pushups, and fifteen body squats. over the years, i have hovered between 18-21 sets.
this morning, i got 20 sets
so there it is: my fitness summary as of march 22, 2020. we’ll see how long i can keep it going
Hi Fr. Art! Just wanted to remind you that you glazed over the year that wasn’t (the pandemic year). It’s 2021!
whoa! major mistake!! thanks
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keep it up my brother!
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and keep taking those regular walks my brother!