I've really had a hard time staying motivated for going to the gym lately. I need those workouts to keep my mobility and strength in good form.
There have been a few mornings that I haven't felt so great and others where I just decided I had too much going on. I feel guilty sometimes leaving Rich home to watch out the window and nap. I feel guilty on planning a short trip to see my son.
Josh asked me pointedly "How does Rich feel about it?"
My answer enlightened me. "Unconcerned. He tells me to have fun."
What are my goals for this summer?
Me: Do the KVR Trail Challenge again be the first to do it back to back. Take time to visit my son. Another goal was to camp out one night at KVR.
A goal next year was to hire someone to keep and eye Rich while I take a 4 day backpack/hiking luxury vacation in Arizona or perhaps the Pacific Northwest. Another goal was to do more photography for the local track team [I enjoyed IT that much!]
How does that have anything to do with being at the gym?
Well, in my mind it has a lot to do with it.
Without consistent workouts, I can lose the ability to do so many things I do around the farm.
Like shoveling manure, pounding fence posts, or doing the easy things we don't even worry about. Like picking something up off the floor without the fear of falling.
Getting up from sitting on the ground without help.
Standing up from a chair without having to use the table for assistance.
The social aspect is incredible also. Working out with others makes for a great social gathering.
We sweat and laugh together.
So for the summer, I hope to be going to the gym for classes mostly at 6am. I'm up so early anyway. Why not beat the heat and go and get my day started.
That still leaves time for exploring KVR and gardening, caregiving, cattle rustling, mule riding, . ..
Coach Josh asked if I'd be at the Murph which is a CrossFit challenge done each Memorial Day as a fund raiser. You can read about it here: About the Murph
A word about the Murph. It can be scaled back so everyone can do some form of it. Our gym has this each Memorial Day along with a cookout in which the gym members and their families show up and bring a dish to pass.
Josh asked if I was coming and I told him about my out of town company. He challenged me to make my action figures do a Murph. I laughed at that silly suggestion. ...
Lil' Bear decided he'd have one for all of his friends just like one at the gym.
These guys chose to run
through the gardens!
Air Squats on
Group push ups.
with family and friends.
I plan on doing this next year with the modifications of course.
After all, my action figures didn't seem to have a problem with it!
The money raised also goes to a great cause.