I know somewhere in heaven, my dad is laughing his ass off right now and dancing around singing a father revenge song that sounds remarkably like Bruce Springsteens Born to Run.
Regardless of the grunts, laser beam desired eye stare downs, upon completion of each work out, when asked if he had fun he grants me a sheepish 'yes' and shall we try again tomorrow, another 'yes'.
I have completely changed my gym sessions around because of Theboy, and I gotta say, I am not only enjoying having him as a wingman, but it is forcing me to bring weight training back into my life. I have really stayed away from the weights after the second hernia operation, from threat of my doctor to remove an appendage or two if i ever lifted anything over 20lbs. But keeping the weight low and focusing on reps has been a great change from just doing cardio.
Our typical routine goes like this:
5min cardio machine - TheBoy picks
5min cardio machine - TheDad picks
1 full round of each machine (9 in all)
2nd round of 2-3 of the machines
5 min cardio machine - TheBoy picks
This usually takes us between 45-50min and we have been going around 530-6am in the morning.
Again sometimes get the death eyes when i wake him up, but he is quick to get changed, and brush the teeth. I am hoping this continues for a while, fingers crossed.
So Last week went something like this:
Tuesday: Weights + Swim ( 750m specific leg and arm work + 750m swim)
Wednesday: 30min run + 30min bike
Thursday: Weights + Swim ( 750m leg and arm work + 750m swim)
Friday: Swim ( 750m leg and arm work + 750m swim) -- got my time down to just under 15min - so thanks Mike 'Da Chair'
Saturday - Christmas Baking Round 1
Sunday - Christmas Baking Round 2
So all told, a very good week. Now I did earn a #cigarSunday for accomplishing my workouts for the week, but the weather on Sunday was standard maritime weather - awful, and I wanted to bank one so that I could have a #cigarChristmasEve or #cigarChristmasDay if i so desired. So for those looking for a #cigarSunday post this week, it will be forthcoming a little later.
I hope any of youse out there reading along this year, have a fantastic Christmas if you celebrate it, and for those that do not, a very healthy and happy new year.
Peace, Love, Christmas Cookies
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan