That’s the topic of today’s http://www.fitin15.ca blog post. It took me a very long time to come to the realization that I had an aversion to exercising indoors. It was a lesson that cost me nearly $1,000. How did that happen, you ask. Well, over the course of my life I’ve purchased three gym memberships, each costing a little more than $300. If I amortized the number of times I actually went to these gyms (and one was two blocks away from my house), each gym visit cost me about $112.
With that expensive lesson in hand, I now know that my exercising must be done in the great outdoors. Yes, I know we have winter and it can be nasty but I truly prefer the ice-pellet blasts on a Sunday morning at -30C while playing sponge hockey to 45 minutes inside a gym. Just can’t do it. But let’s talk about summer.
This weekend was spent at the cottage and the excuses for not getting moving get pretty thin. Going for a walk along the lake is almost as mandatory as brushing your teeth, but a helluva lot more enjoyable. Even if you’re not at the lake, a stroll around your neighbourhood lets you find out what your neighbours have been up to in the yard improvement department.
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SATURDAY’S 15: That walk along the lakeshore on Saturday morning was nothing short of inspiring. I stepped it up on the way back and even got a little sweat going.
SUNDAY’S 15: The photo you see on this post features sunrise on Lake Winnipeg. On the longest day of the year, it happens around 5:15 am. I was still sleeping. But I did get up a couple of hours later, walk to a secluded spot on the lake, traverse a ankle-wrenching arrangement of limestone and granite boulders and do a little fitting on a peninsula of rock that reaches out into the lake. I caught two white bass and one sauger. Then I did 15 minutes of yoga on the rocks. I’m sure the pilot of the Cessna that cruised overhead thought I had my shoe stuck in the rocks and was frantically trying to free myself.