Sunday, February 26, 2012
I've seen other vaulters "take a little time off" and suffer the same issues as they struggle to get back to a level of fitness that they easily could have maintained if they had just kept doing SOMETHING!! This is what has saved me this year. Even during the move and hectic work schedule I have stayed in touch with all of my components, though way scaled back. At 58 I opened indoors with 13' (age graded 5.65m/18' 6 1/2") and outdoors at 12' 6" on what I would describe at best as "leftover" fitness. I don't deserve those marks with what I have done lately.
Now I'm in a place to move forward with some real consistency again. I know all of my training sites, routines, options, etc. I came so close to "taking some time off" but I knew it would demoralize me to have to work my way back up from being and feeling out of shape. It's so odd that when we feel bad about ourselves we become paralyzed into doing nothing, and when we feel good we're looking for the next training opportunity. I had some really down moments and I'm sure there will be many more. But for where I am right now and the fact that I'm set to really begin moving forward, I'm grateful to have dodged that bullet of lethargy. Have a great day and thank you for being here! Bubba
In honor of determined old guys aging well, Iron Maiden's, "The Trooper" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbT2lHtYtEQ