The Challenge: Right an old wrong.
My “old wrong” has to do with a promise I make to Jason and myself years ago. When Jason and I were just married we promised each other that we would stay “in shape” for ourselves and for each other. We were both in high school sports and tried to stay active afterward, but it was much easier to slack off and not exercise once we went through college and beyond. Life just happens and unless regular exercise if scheduled in, it just doesn’t happen. Two years ago Jason and I found a program that really worked for us: “8 Minutes in the Morning” by Jorge Cruise. I have been faithfully doing my 8 minutes of exercises every morning, but I know I also need to push myself further. I tend to do the “easier” exercises and skip out on cardio. Today I spent a while on Jorge Cruise’s website reading articles about health and fitness. I read that if you don’t have time to do cardio 30-45 minutes 5 times a week then you should do 15 minutes of interval training.
So I have made a new morning schedule which gives me more time, allowing for my 8 minutes, plus 15 minutes of interval training. I feel great about this recommitment to my health. I know that I always feel better about myself and have more energy when I make exercise a priority.
Earl makes it look so easy. But maybe that’s because I don’t have a well of convenient store heists and have never faked death to break up with a girl. When thinking of a past wrong to make right, I went back to childhood for some less than stellar life moments. When I went to The Field Museum (see Challenge #18), I stole an arrowhead from the gift shop. I’m not really sure how to fix that one, considering I’m not sure that I still have the arrowhead — perhaps Karma took it back. But then I thought about my brother Dan. We had some pretty heated rivalries back in the day. I am responsible for a scar on his forehead that occurred when I threw a Fisher Price school bus at him. I also had a big hand in breaking his arm on a flagrant foul while playing basketball.
Well, Dan and I have grown up and have a pretty good relationship these days, but it occurred to me that I never really did apologize for some of these terrible crimes. I called him up this afternoon to apologize for the school bus incident, the broken arm debacle, and for generally being a jerky older brother. He accepted my apology with an outbreak of laughter. Silly, I know, but I do feel a little better to get that off my chest.
So, who was most creative with today’s challenge? Who went beyond the comfort zone and put the biggest hammer on Adultitis? Who did a better job of capturing the spirit of childhood, Kim or Jason? Cast Your Vote!
Tomorrow’s Challenge: Audio Sneak Peek