Saturday, January 21, 2006

Working out

For the past few weeks, I've been spending a half hour a day on an exercise glider trying to get myself back to healthy. The glider is in the back of the living room and I can see the posters on the wall of my son's room as I'm striding along on my mechanical doobly. The one that stands out is the one of Jason Varitek hanging over his bed.

Every day I see the man whom I consider to be one of the best athletes of a generation looking down on me as if he were my personal coach telling me to go a little further. It's easy to work out with Tek that way - I imagine the real life one would be a lot harder on me.

I recently started the Discovery Channel National Body Challenge and have an 8 week pass to a fitness club, so I'll probably order a couple of "Cap'n Tek" type shirts to wear so that I can still have my workout coach near by as I'm weight training along with the cardio stuff.

Because I wanted to record this journey for myself, here I am.

I hope that others join me here and we can link up for support.