Why Functional Fitness?

As if I needed another reason to get back into shape, yesterday I went to Blue River and took a kayak on the Totten Ford 7 mile trip. It’s supposed to be a 3-4 hour “half day” trip. I finished it in 2 1/2 hours.

Apparently, I just fundamentally don’t get the whole “relax and go with the flow” thing.

It really was a relaxing trip, aside from my speedy completion. The weather was gorgeous. The water depth was ideal. There were no bugs to be seen, although I did spot two wild turkeys, a couple of Canadian geese, a red-headed woodpecker, one saucy duck and about 5,000 sunning turtles. However, this morning I woke up feeling like I’d been in an arm wrestling match with The Rock. OWWWWW…

lolcats2My right shoulder, in particular, is killing me. (I’m left-handed, so my right side always gets the worst of it whenever I let myself get really out of shape and then attempt to do something strenuous.)

So I guess this means I need to get back on the fitness wagon. Otherwise, the next beautiful day, I’m not going to think “how fast can I get a boat on the water?” I’m going to be thinking “How badly am I going to regret putting a boat on the water?”

And that just sucks.

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