Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Hmmm, where to start. Luckily things seem to fall in to place sometimes. I had been struggling with my Tuesday workout dilemma for a few weeks now. I had figured out a solution yesterday that I thought would work. Then last evening I found out that both my son and my youngest start a youth tennis program next week. So on Tuesday evenings my youngest will be learning tennis and my son will be working it as a volunteer helping teach it. So this will be done at a local high school and will last an hour. So, I figured if I take them, I can log an hour on the track while they play tennis. The track isnít my favorite, but there is also the option to take the show on the road so to speak and explore the neighborhoods around the school. So, I now have another option. I could even throw the bike on the car and ride around the area some. But since I am trying to get more of a weight bearing exercise in there I think I will stick to walking. But the track offers the softer surface to start gradually easing in to running. Just need to get out to get some real running shoes soon.
I watched a documentary the other night, Undefeated. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs motivation. I would especially recommend it to anyone with high school kids playing sports. It follows a volunteer football coach at a poor high school in Memphis, TN. It is an amazing story of someone doing something pretty special. He is trying to rebuild a football program and give direction to the kids. Even though most will never play a day after their senior year, he teaches them character and heart and that there is something besides themselves in the world. It was pretty amazing.
I need to untie myself from the scale some. I have tried to start doing that by taking and tracking the other measurements they list on the tracking page. The nice thing is I am seeing the progress of getting smaller around the middle section and the legs. But I am also sort of excited in that I should be shortly dropping under 40 for my BMI. I would still be in the obese category, but it is nice to see that number dropping. I am not sure I could ever be in the normal range for my height though. That would be a point I have seen since probably my freshman year of high school. If I can get down to the overweight category I will be a happy man though.
Well, a quiet day I guess. I may end up with a second one later but for now this will have to do.