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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Spring Conditioning in Summer
I started conditioning for Legacy of the Lions tonight. Instead of coming home, putting my bike in the garage, and sitting down with a cold beer (St. Arnold's Summer Pils), I changed clothes and went walking with my old "Heavy Hands" weights. Then when I got home from walking I showered and had that Summer Pils.
Okay, maybe not a radical change, but exercise is exercise! :-)
Tomorrow, I'll add distance and keep upping the burn (so to speak). Although in this part of the Ansteorran summer, it is more like upping the sweat.
I'm really more interested in cardio, right now. And the hand weights do help tone the upper body. My biggest fear is that I'll get in armor, get all adrenalized, and push too hard, straining a tendon or something. I didn't realise when I was a young-buck-sword-jock that it would be the joints that suffered the most as I got older.
Of course, I'm carrying about 60 pounds less fat around than I was "back in the day."
This is me today:
Me back then -- circa 1985 (on theleft in the herald's tabard):
Yeah, that guy:
Okay, back down, Harrison; it was joke! Dont' sic your copyright lawyer goons on me!