I'm out of the habit of secrets, need to get into the mode. Fear not, gentle readers, nothing bad is afoot, but a happy but secretive motivator has come into my life. Speculate away in the comments field, digital friends, you exhortations and delving queries will be tests of my new resolve to respect the furtive desires of this new agent.
One of the things I can mention with impunity is my renewed exercise plan. I fought heavy combat and fenced at the Valentine's feast on the weekend. The cool change had come, it was not enough to make up for the inactivity during the six or so weeks of wicked heat. My body was sluggish, and my mind was screaming instructions my body simply refused to carry out. The time is now for real exercise! May Crown in NZ is only a few months away, and I want to be in good condition.
I have started daily pilates ball routines, to fix my abysmal core strength. I've always had good strong arms and legs, but my abs and core have always been a let-down. The house has the weight bench to keep the muscles going along, and I'm keen to get into better routines of golf with Teck and the poker lads, and Geocaching with Sui.
My main fitness struggle has been finding an interesting aerobic exercise. I find sprinting, chasing the ball, shooting hoops, bowling, heavy combat, etc interesting, and obtaining the skills fun. All those activities are anerobic, using explosive energy. The aerobic, long range, long time period stuff just didn't hold my interest, such as middle distance running or lap swimming.
Geocaching is about right - Sui and I can set a good marching pace, and the hills means that the heart gets going. The bushland scenic thing isn't big for me, but it does beat the view of marching/ running laps on an oval. I'm very ordinary at the hunting at the end, so I would never solo, but marching with and chatting to Sui is good fun, and I don't think he minds how useless I will be at the hunting. And while vigourous, it doesn't wreck any of my broken bits.
Well, this is one of those entries that is written over a day. Since I started, I was thinking about how to best exercise in the office. I just did a bit of stairwelling - simple easy, but ohhh yeah does it sort the legs. It's only an 8 story stairwell, but a couple of up and downs sure sorts me out.