This morning during my routine, I managed to hit a landmark at 80 pushups, which is a far cry from not even being about to be 10 in June of this same year. I’ve also noticed that my muscle memory is in overdrive. In the midst of a form, I started to forget the next move, so I settled into the motions and let my body do the work for me. It worked perfectly. You really have to experience that to appreciate it.
I believe I’m due for a day of rest tomorrow, since this made 5 days in a row. Even though I’m working on Monday, I’ll still enjoy the reset to the fullest. I also need to note that I did 3 wind sprints on Friday morning. They actually felt good; and I was surprised at how much speed this 44 year old body can still generate when called upon.
One final note I need to mention is that all of this physical activity has reminded me to breathe through everything I do. I need to remain conscious of my breath, and when I’m focused on an activity, to use my breathing wisely. That applies to physical activity and life itself.
I continue to be amazed at how 20 years of training hall lessons apply to so much of real life.