Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I have mentioned that the company I work for has a small gym downtown that we have access to 24/7; not much, but it has enough to give you a good workout. The other point about this gym is that it is located on the third floor, which serves as a decent warm-up even before you put on your tennis shoes. The other day I was walking up the steps with my gym bag and noticed how heavy the bag felt. Now, there is a good reason for this. I used to go home after work to change clothes before going to the gym, but by the time I drove home, let Max out, grabbed my gym clothes and drove back to the gym, I lost a good hour. So I started to go straight from work, which meant making sure I packed my gym clothes, shorts, work-out t-shirt, socks and tennis shoes. The only problem with this is that I change clothes at the gym and sometimes I change back into my regular street clothes and other times I will just wear my gym stuff home. So, early in the morning on a work week day with the gym bag in the car, I am not always sure what gym clothes are in the bag if any, so I grab another set of workout clothes just in case. This now sets the picture for the rest of my little story. After getting tired of lugging this heavy gym bag up all those steps I decided to empty it and see what was making it bulge. Here is the tally…four jogging t-shirts, three regular t-shirts, two and a half pair of white tennis socks and four gym shorts along with a few sets of gloves and a weight belt. I am not finished…because when I change clothes at the gym I sometimes have coins in my pants’ pockets and I throw them in the side gym bag pouch; I counted 67 coins of various denominations. [I am rich! LOL!] I must tell you, that bag now feels like it is 10 pounds lighter or I have gotten a lot stronger. I would like to claim the latter, but my body just will support that story line [but at least I am trying].
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy you don’t need it. If you are sick you shouldn’t take it.” Henry Ford
MODERN DAY FAIRY TALE
Two women were walking through the woods when a frog called out to them and said, “Help me, ladies. I am a stockbroker who, through an evil witch’s curse, has been transformed into a frog. If one of you will kiss me, I’ll be returned to my former state.” One woman took out her purse, grabbed the frog, and stuffed it inside her handbag. The other woman, aghast, screamed. “Didn’t you hear him? If you kiss him, he’ll turn into a stockbroker.” The second woman replied, “Sure, but these days a talking frog is worth more than a stockbroker.”
I have worked up a good sweat from writing this article so it is time to quit or turn the A/C on. Anyway, as always be good, play safe and remember it is a good thing to exercise.
JR and Max