I am realizing that after May 5th, I will have to endure a whole summer without a gym. You see, the gym that I go to is located on campus. Said campus is 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from my home. I ain’t driving 3 and a half hours round trip to go to the gym. So what does that mean?
It means I am back to where I was when I started: no gym, no barbells, no treadmills. Nope, none of that. I am back to busting *ss carrying buckets full of rocks, duck walking with big pieces of wood across my back, and running on the blacktop in my subdivision. And you know what? The idea is kind of exciting to me!
Wanna know why? Well, truth is, the gym has made me soft. I can go in, workout out in positions that don’t build significant real world strength, ignore my core with few penalties, and enjoy the comfort of a heated (or air conditioned) facility. No more of that. Come May 5th I am going back to my roots- back to the streets.
What will my new routine include? Plyometrics, jump rope, buckets full of rocks, heavy pieces of wood, push-ups, a modest set of dumbbells (no jokes please), and lots of intense yard work!
Now I have to get to thinking about how to make the most of this last month in the gym.