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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Keep me accountable...

One thing I have learned over the years is that if you want to accomplish something it is a good idea to make yourself accountable to someone. So, I figure one way to get myself to stick to a project is to monitor my actions on my Stack-Of-Stuff. Well, here goes...

My wife for sometime has been doing aerobic workouts. I can definitely tell a difference in her stamina and strength. No longer does she talk about a sore back and weak joints. She can swing up our little chunker two year-old without a problem.

Unfortunately, I can't say the same for myself. I have not had an exercise routine for over a year. I can tell it too.

The beautiful redhead brought it up the other night. "I'll be glad to do whatever you need me to do to get you back on your bike." At first I thought, "Great, one more thing to add to my schedule." But she was right, I needed to start doing something so that when my kids are teenagers, I will be able do active things with them.

So, tonight, for the first time in ages, I got out my trusty Pro-Flex 757 (The brand no longer exists. It was bought out by ski maker K2.) and hit the trail behind my home.


I used to do 12 laps of the relatively technical trail without a problem. Tonight I was happy to note that I hadn't lost the technique, but sad to note that after one lap I could tell I had been drinking way too much cream soda!

But, I am back on. Help keep me accountable. If you notice that I don't bring up my bike riding very often, drop me a line and ask me if I have whimped out. Here's hopin' I've got what it takes.


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