So, last night I made my way out onto the tennis court. Got pretty well thrashed by my friend, Jeff. I double faulted too much, hit some bad backhands, but I did some things right. The most important thing was that I got out there and ran around. After a couple hours of play, I had that “good tired” feeling you get after getting a good work out — aerobic exercise. That’s a feeling that’s been a little too rare for the last couple of months.
I’d always tried to play tennis a couple times per week, plus layer on some other type of exercise once-twice per week as well. But it seems like ever since about November I haven’t been CLOSE to that. The Holidays, family visits, travel, rain-on-tennis days, being sick, etc. have all contributed to getting out of the habit, which is really bad. It’s left me feeling a little pudgy – and good grief – I work in endocrinology and metabolism – I know the benefits of exercise and the complications of its lack.
So, with some inspiration from some folks in the neighborhood who have embarked on both bettering their diet and fitness routines, I’m going to try and use the springboard of DST to get back in the groove (I know, morning exercise is better metabolically, but I’m a p.m. guy, always have been…).
Here’s to a little more regular oxygen debt!