Told You Fitness Is Worth It

Getting and staying fit is really worth it.

I should know – nearly collapsed today after a grueller.

I did the warm up I already told you about… and then thought… hmm… not feeling too good.

I know… rather than do one round on the bag…. because I don’t feel that good… I will only do 15… can’t manage 1!

To put that in perspective… when we say one round we mean 59 minutes non stop on the bag.

When feeling good, that is one round, when feeling ok… we do that in 2 or 3 rounds.

When feeling like this… we split it into 12 or 15 rounds.

So, 15 x 3min rounds it was.

Well… in 40+C Heat and close to 100% Humidity….. this was not nice.

In fact it was FAR from nice.

But… a deal is a deal… so it had to be done and done properly.

The ”cool down” alone took about another 45 minutes.

Then a relaxing shower I thought.

Somehow, that did not work out too well.

Rather dizzy from the heat – so a bit of a sit down by the ring and another 1.5 litres of water required.

Told a mate of mine about the ”ordeal”… and the reply was ” well, you are getting on a bit now.”

Bloody cheek.

All OK now though – several hours later.

Top Tip coming up…. make sure you are properly hydrated BEFORE you try the sessions we do.

I should follow my own advice on that one.





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6 Responses

  1. Thanks for that advice, Russell. More people should read and heed. I hate to admit, too, that getting older is slowing me down. The reality is that while we can do most things we used to be able to do, it takes us much longer to recover. At 69 I look much younger than my actual age would dictate. The unfortunate part of this, is that it stokes my vanity and this often causes me to overextend when I should back off. Ego, what are ya’ gonna’ do? At any rate, I appreciate your blogs and your videos. Both are awesome and both remind us that we are not Superman, but in a very productive way. Blessings,
    Pastor Mark

  2. And electrolytes too mate – more important as you get older – unlike when you were in your 20’s wandering around with a sports drink in one hand and a lager in the other 😉

  3. Hi Russell,

    To have that kind of mental fortitude, when you know you’re not 100% but you do it anyway, must take years of discipline.

    How did you build that kind of mental discipline Russell?

    Idea for another article maybe?


    1. Hi Darren

      Actually it was a comment made by my Uncle many years ago.

      He was an Ultra Marathon Runner… and was in fact in the Guinness Book of Records at one stage.

      He ran 5500+ COMPETITIVE RACE MILES in one year. That’s over 100 miles a week, every week in RACES. Let alone the practice.

      I asked him how he did it…. He simply replied ”Just keep putting one foot in front of the other!”

      That has stuck with me… Just do one more round, Just throw one more punch etc.

      If you have enough left to complain that you are tired… then you have enough left to do one more rep.

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