Not many people don’t think they could be in slightly better shape. In my quest to get in better shape (a long, hard, marginally successful quest) I often run into the boredom problem. I need variety or I start to dread the workouts.
Today (7/31/10) I saw some dragon boat races at Rockett’s Landing. What are they? That’s why I included the picture. It turns out to be a subculture of sorts. This I gathered from walking around the shore as the races were ongoing. I may be wrong here, but there seemed to be some real enthusiasts in the bunch. It was a feel good event as well. Many of the teams were made up of people who were out there to contribute to a cause. But it occurred to me this couldn’t be something you showed up for on race day for the first time. Some, or maybe a lot, of training was needed. That training must be tough!
What’s my take home? If I’m creative I shouldn’t be able to use the boredom excuse to avoid conditioning.