Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Strongfortism? Who Needs It!
I've been busy tearing the barn down and I've had aches and pains from my neck and shoulders all the way down to the soles of my feet. If a guy wanted a full body workout, forget the Strongfortism, just tear down a barn by yourself. I wouldn't have had any trouble lining up help but after the near miss when I started working on this thing, I'm a little gun shy. There's plenty of nails to step on and I've already stepped through a couple of holes while peeling off the shingles and some hide on the shins. I'd feel really bad being responsible for breaking someone's ankle.
The Presidential Challenge (mentioned in an earlier post) basically credits you a point for every calorie burned. I'm in third place in my little group having slipped from first earlier this year. Last time I checked I was about 25,000 points behind the leader. She's an active young lady who rides her bike, kayaks and does all manner of physical things. I haven't been doing much running or cycling because I've been busting my hump trying to get things done around the shack. However, in the past I've ridden a century on the bike, pulled my little trailer over mountain ranges and run a marathon. I know I'm burning as many calories per day on this barn job as I would running a marathon but as luck would have it, there just isn't any category for serious barn demolition. So I'm toning up, losing a couple of pounds and getting rid of the barn. All in all, I guess you could call that progress.
When school starts I'm going to get back on some type of workout schedule. I think I'm going to run a 5K September 27th and a 10K on Thanksgiving Day. We should have the gym opened up after Labor Day, so at least one day a week I'll be there. The rest of the time I can work on my projects. Maybe posting on their progress will insure that there actually is some.
Posted by Shop Teacher Bob at 11:41 AM