Anyhow...I'd like to encourage all of you that read this to work at keeping your training fresh. Try new things. Avoid getting stuck in a rut. It will keep you young.
In training...it's fine to have a routine...and have your favorite activities and methods. But it's vital to add a little something new...here and there. It will invigorate your body, mind and soul. I'm convinced that our bodies can become bored by doing the same thing every day.
Training...staying fit...and all that...doesn't have to be drudgery. It's OK to add a have fun. Here's a workout Bill Lord and I did about 10 years ago:
After a short jog to warm-up...we did 3 rounds of the following...starting outside:
- 1 minute jump rope on deck
- 1 minute bounce on mini-trampoline
- Obstacle run around the house...crawling under things...jumping over things, zigging and zagging.
- Run down to cellar
- Shuttle run
- Run back outside
- Play hole of wiffle golf
We didn't make it overly grueling...just mildly challenging and fun. It was so much fun it never really felt like a workout.
Maybe you can come up a similar workout? Find an open-minded friend. Then...just take a normal workout and add something silly...something that involves movement...that won't hurt anyone...and appeals to the kid in you. Jump in the water...swing on swings...ride a bicycle around the block...crawl...dance...jump...climb...
I dare you. What have you got to lose...eh?