The sun was up and I had 12-14 miles on my list of things to do. I rolled over in bed and felt the muscle soreness all throughout my body. My arms, pectorals, abdominals, and legs were ALL sore from a night of holiday partying.
It began as the usual family gathering. The fact that we were gathering for Christmas in January, although last year we did it in February, was due to my brother-in-law’s loss. As usual, the meal was fabulous.
During dinner, Chris began talking about her new goal for 2007 to begin jogging. Paired up with a jogging partner, Chris already had one workout. Although she told her partner that she “cannot talk” and gave instructions “I’ll bring my iPOD and you bring your iPOD.” The only problem was that her partner did not follow her directions. The result was that he began talking and talking, and by the time they had traveled one corporate block he was too tired to go on. They are attempting to jog again on Monday. Chris warned him again to “bring your i-POD!”
Well this somehow led to questions of my family on fitness in general. Before long we were doing push-ups, sit-ups, and all sorts of abdominal exercised. The sore tummies lead to more conservative helpings of cherry brownies. Then we all danced to music from the various family members’ iPods for over 2 hours.