Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Physical is the next part of having a complete life. Since childhood, I have enjoyed some form or another of outside activity. That has been shooting baskets, biking, or playing football. These days, my physical activity is more deliberate. I am happy to be getting exercise 5 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I run 2 to 3 miles. My route is through our subdivision. It is an enjoyable run with little traffic and certainly doable even for me. My goal is to complete four 5k races this year. I have already completed one and my time improved over the times I had last year. On Tuesday and Thursday I go to the city pool. There, I go to the weight room and lift free weights and then go on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes. After that I swim for about 15 minutes. All told, I am there about an hour. It is nice to do something that is somewhat social while getting some exercise. The other physical activity I do is working in the yard, mowing, trimming, and planting and I also will take a walk with the dog. The other side of physical is eating and living right. I could probably improve in what I eat by simply taking in less sweets. Sugar is a weakness of mine and one that I am easily drawn too. Otherwise, I have eliminated or minimized other poisons. It has been my life long goal to be physically fit and healthy. I want to live my life to its greatest potential with minimum pain and maximum functionality.