The Olympics, to me, is primarily a spectacle of the most amazing things the human body can do.
Since the opening ceremonies last Friday, I’ve had Olympic coverage on my TV non-stop, from morning to way too late at night. I can’t stop myself — it’s just endlessly fascinating, the vast array of skills, body types, ages, strengths, levels of danger on display. And as always, I find myself inspired — not to embark on a quest for a medal (LOL!), but just to push myself a little harder, find out what I can do.
And since AbsoluteFIT is, as the trainers always say, “your workout” — I’m inspired to try the heaver weight, the higher box, the thicker elastic band. In between events, when they show an athlete’s training regimen, I have moments of recognition — “Hey, I do those battle ropes in AbsoluteFIT, just like Lindsey Vonn!” Well, I mean, not exactly like her, on account of she’s a world-class athlete at the top of her game, and I’m a civilian more than ten years older than she is, but … you get what I mean.
The Olympics are great entertainment and potentially great inspiration — no podium required!
Ironically, I’m home with a sick kid right now and can’t get to the studio, but — for some suburban-class inspiration, here’s me digging alllllll the way down in Marie’s Strength and Endurance session last week:
USA! USA! USA! 😉
—Lydia M, AbsoluteFIT blogger
Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.