Saturday, March 14, 2009

Work Out

Okay, I'm bushed. We headed to "our clubhouse" today, and had a "workout" for about 2 hours.  I put "our clubhouse" in quotes, because in fact it's not our clubhouse, but rather the club house that's part of  my Mom's condo community.  It's a two story affair with a party room on the top floor and a gym on the lower floor.

The gym has some weight machines, a couple of tread mills and some stationary bikes.  More importantly though, it's got two racquetball courts.  So today, we headed over to Mom's and visited with her for a half hour or 45 minutes.   Then we headed over to the club house.  I was on one of the bikes for 15 minutes or so.  I vary between 10 or 15 minutes depending on how I'm feeling.  I've been known to do 20 minutes too.  But when a crew of us are there I tend to do shorter times on the stationary bike, because after the bike I do 10 or 15 minutes on the weight machines.

Then it's game time.  After a quick break after some weight lifting, Ken (my older son) and I play a set of racquetball games.  We'll either play a set of 5 games, or this old man is feeling his oats a 7 game set.  Today I went up 2 game to zero and then my game fell apart.  More accurately, age set in and I started missing easy shots more, and/or too tired to chase after nice shots by Ken.  And he makes some really good ones.  Unfortunately for me, he won three straight today to beat me 3 games to 2.  He also leads the series 4 sets to 3.

Looking at the clock after the last game, the workout lasted 2 hours.  I really enjoy the games, it's just a lot of fun.  And to see Ken get better and better over time is also cool.  Once I get in better shape, I'll whoop is ass.

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