[Elfsea] getting into event "shape"

Padraig O'Maolagain padraig_ruad at irishbard.com
Mon Oct 1 12:07:41 PDT 2001

Why, I used to walk to school, ten miles it was, uphill both ways, up to my armpits in snow, with the hot sun blazing down on me about to give me heatstroke.  And wolves.  Huge wolves, chasing me all the way, and I couldn't see a thing in the fog and the dark!

All jokes and fairy tales aside, I have to agree with Asa.  I'm sure I would enjoy events a lot more, no matter the site, if I dropped mumble-mumble pounds and built up my stamina.  I've thought about asking my lady to beat me with a whip if I don't exercise, but I'm afraid she would enjoy it too much.  :)

Nunc est bibendum
Politicians prefer unarmed peasants

Asa wrote:

>As Ldy Ameline has put it - perhaps it is our way of thinking that limits us,
>and our softer modern way of living.  I used to walk 2 miles home from school
>(no, no dinosaurs or in the snow).  At the event, my feet hurt like heck and
>I felt I'd walked back to Ft. Worth.  Perhaps we need to "shape up" for
>events.  Do the Richard Simmons bit of "Tote that water bucket", "Hold that
>tent pole in place, count to ten", "Chop that wood, 1,2,3,4....) I can see a
>whole line of us in garb.....Well, it sounds more like a Monty Python skit,
>but I know I'm no where near the perfect "Middle Ages" shape where you wake
>up at dawn, walk 2 miles to the town oven to bake, walk back, fix breakfast,
>wash the clothes by hand....you know what I mean.  Maybe the sites aren't
>failing to measure up, perhaps our expectations are set at a higher modern
>level  (this doesn't include the people with true disabilities or
>limitations, those are a different consideration altogether).  A Nordic Track
>get together?  The benefits far out weigh(t) the drawbacks.  And for those
>who can't carry 5 gallons of water from the spigot - we are a very chivalrous
>group who always lend a hand where needed. (please note this is not being
>critical of ANYONE, just a comment on how I feel - physically exhausted after
>a weekend event)
>I'll get off the soap box, perhaps I should use it for step training????

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