Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm not as Good as I Once Was

I believe its the country singer Toby Keith that has a song with the line "I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was." Nope. Not true for this old guy. Instead of a traditional bachelor party for my new son-in=law this past weekend, we had 14 guys spending the day "killing" each other with paint ball guns.

My attempts to "sprint" across a field while being fired upon by opposing paint ball team felt like I was on another planet with maybe 1.25 times our Earth's gravity. I was running and my feet were moving, but my time/distance equation was all slow motion. Did I mention that a 200 mph paint ball can sting a tad when you are shot by one?

Oh well. Just another reminder that while I've had some success with my exercise so far this year, I've got a long long way to go.

So, I'm not as good as I once way but I'm shooting for being better than I would be without a major lifestyle change.

Today I'm scheduled to mow the yard for an hour with a push mower and walk 3.25 mile course and plant ten new azalea bushes. Its going to be a good day.