Friday, January 18, 2008

The gym

Last night, my little sister invited me to a class at the gym. Wow. It brought back many memories for me, sort of like when I went to the pub in December. I used to go to the gym A LOT. I'd say that when I was 22-23, I was probably in the best shape of my life. Lynette and I were doing adventure fit classes and doing adventure racing. I would go to the gym, or run for an hour, at least 4 days a week. I would do about one 10 km race per month (I'm not saying I was good, just in shape!). Last night, when the instructor asked if any of us were runners, I couldn't raise my hand. I haven't run 5 km since July. Back in the day, if the instructor said that we were doing the plank as long as we could, I'd make sure I did it the longest. Last night, I was trying to figure out if I could go the full 30 seconds. Wow. I bet I could get back in shape. But, that takes time. Do I have the time, money, and energy to work out 3-5 days a week? Until I figure that out, I'll stick to walking. Here are some pics from back in the day...I have a lot but I'm not going to scan them. Oh the days before digital:)
Day 1 (above) of our adventure race `Sea 2 Summit' starting in Squamish. This was right before we started our 3 1/2 hour paddle to start the day off. It was a 12 hour day.
Day 2 of Sea 2 Summit in Whistler...this was in between the mountain biking and trekking portion. I believe this day was `only' 10 hours. We finished 4/6 in our category...not bad for our first race!
At a snowshoe running race...`The Yeti'...quite the workout!

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