Last night I dreamed that I ran a marathon (and managed to complete it!). That was followed by a dream in which I was chain smoking. I’m glad I ran the marathon first. I might not have been able to do it after all that smoking.
Nighttime dreams aside, I have decided to try to fulfill one of my lifetime dreams. I’m going to take surf lessons the next time we go to San Diego. We’ll be going later this year so that gives me plenty of time to get in shape because apparently you need to be in good shape if you want to surf.
I bought a Core Disk (GoFit Core Disk and Training DVD) which is somewhat similar to a wobble board, the idea being that I’ll learn some balance and strengthen my core. I also bought the book Aloha Surf Guide A Beginner’s Guide for the Vacationing Surfer. I was flipping through it last night, mainly interested (for now) in what I need to do to get in shape. It looks like I have a lot of hard work ahead of me. I won’t need to do the stretching exercises from the book since I’m doing yoga on a daily basis, but I really need to do something about my (lack of) upper body strength.
Push-ups are the number one exercise. I’m okay at the girly type of push-ups but they aren’t mentioned at all so I take that to mean I need to man-up and do real push-ups. I managed four very shaky ones this morning. That’s better than none, but the author of the book recommends that you “build up to doing three or four sets of 20 reps three days per week.”
Well, four is better than none and it’s a start.
In other news…
Winter has returned to the Bogs. The rain and warm temperatures have departed. Snow, cold, and wind have returned. No surprises there.