Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Mother of All Gymnasiums.

Here are the 4 most important nutritional supplements a body needs:

1. Calcium
2. Potassium
3. Magnesium
4. Gymnasium...

As a runner, it is important to cross train. Imagine, walking on a sandy beach one hot summery day, while all the women look at you and whistle too (HEY! I CAN DREAM CAN'T I?). They are staring at your muscular, ripped legs. Those pillars of strength that allowed you to finish a 1 mile race in less than 1 hour! Then, you take off your shirt.....and the party's over.

Abdominals, Torso Rotations, Incline Press, Decline Press, The New York Press, all vital instruments of further, and undulating torture, which awaits you at the Gymnasium.

A couple of summers ago, I joined such a sweaty, grunt-filled hall of horrors. My dungeon is called LA Fitness. My batmobile is one of the more than 100+ treadmills. No lie. The LA Fitness in Lake Success is the largest gymnasium ever built (I dare anyone to prove me otherwise! Go for it! Yes! You!). To give you a feel for this place, take a Costco, and slap a Walmart alongside it. Now, blast the demising wall in between, and that's my gym...without the rubble.

Usually when I work out here, I really go all out. I even put some funny (and quite ugly) faces of me on the picture above to show you the look of pain (and puke).

I purchased a new orthotics at the Runner's Edge shop in Farmingdale. They are pretty different then the Ultra Arch Sorbothanes that I have.They actually had a higher arch, but were not as cushiony. I was able to sprint several times during the end of my 10K treadmill run tonight, and must admit, I was pretty impressed to have not hurt myself with them.

Last, and certainly not least, I must use my gross and powerful internet skills to explain to my father once and for all, that Wilt Chamberlain was the greatest (Bar-None) basketball player ever!

1 comment:

dagonaz said...

Did you notice the bra that Alex is proudly showing off in his hands? (3rd picture from left). It belonged to Wilt Chamberlain. He wore that on his farewell game against the Chicago Bulls.