In addition to my scheduled marathon training, I’m motivated to work on strengthening everything from my arms to my core. Although I do have a high school reunion coming up, my motivation has nothing to do with looking good in a new dress. I am motivated for another reason: Half Dome.
After opting to swim instead of strengthen my muscles on Tuesday night, I could not let another day pass without pumping it up. So, after dinner and dishes, I headed to the garage with my collection of dumbbells. About an hour later, I moved inside to grunt and tug on my neglected pull-up bar.
NOW my arms are shaking and I’m sufficiently humbled. You could say that I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me.