Usually my quietness means that I have been sitting around eating bon-bons.. Before I vanished, I mentioned that this was the year I was really going to get back in shape. Not just running shape mind you, total full-body shape. Drop the pounds, build some muscle, run lots, and do all sorts of things that fitness-y people do.
So based on my past history, I posted this whole “hoo-rah” style post,worked out for a couple of days, and promptly stopped. Very Average American of me.. And also not entirely the truth.
We take a picture together every run!
I have continued to run with my son, when he isn’t out-of-town on tour/camp/visiting grandparents. I’m still under the impression that he doesn’t really enjoy running as much as he enjoys being a runner (and the responses when he tells his class-mates he ran 5 miles on sunday), and spending time with me. I’m totally ok with that – as I enjoy our talks and the time together as well! Unfortunately, he seems to get used to running, the cramps settle down/etc – And then he goes away for a week or so, and the couple of weeks of progress goes away. I think that with the school year coming up, this will be resolved.
I have talked about the need to join a gym for ages. While I could have joined Gold’s Gym at any point (no sign up fee,and only 10-20 bucks a month), it is always packed, and didn’t have the atmosphere that I knew would be conducive to my using it. The I wanted to join was LA fitness, but they have a sign up fee, and you have to pay first and last month up front. My budget doesn’t usually have that much “extra” cash in a pay period, or even doubling it – for my wife if I could sucker her into joining with me. Well, some times the world smiles and “found” money appears that was unexpected, and is not budgeted. I was lucky enough to have this happen and my wife and I joined LA Fitness at the beginning of the month. Read more ›