Here’s the Deal

Can you dig the Queen of Spades?

I did my card game exercise trick again tonight. (Read “A Perfect Record” for details.)

The exercises were as follows:

  • Hearts = 1 minute hip/pelvis stretch using yoga blocks
  • Diamonds = 1 minute back stretch on an exercise ball (while praying the thing would not burst under my 226 pounds)
  • Clubs = 5 dumbell curls each arm (The heaviest dumbell we have is 15. There are weights in the garage out back. But I didn’t want to be a dumbell and walk in the cold to go use them.)
  • Spades = 5 sit-ups

The stretching was fantastic and sorely needed. I tend to run and not do much else. I never stretch before or after I run. I just like to run. That’s it. That’s why it takes some dorky trick like using a deck of cards to get me to do anything other than run. But I know that only running is a bad long-term plan. I guess the frigid weather has dealt me a good opportunity to see what other exercises suit me. (See what I did there? Two puns in one sentence.)

Tonight I went through the entire deck. So, 13 times through each exercise. That equals 65 sit-ups. But as I said yesterday, I hate math. So, I’ll stop all the fancy calculations right there.

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