Sprintime=Drums+Health

The big world must be awfully concerned about me…I haven’t made an intelligent post in a few weeks. Well, I’ve got the drum-sickness, the spring-bug, and a whole lot of a other goodies on my plate right now.

Most of my home-time has recently been devoted to playing the drums, listening to drums, watching drum videos, etc. With the end of my junior year rolling around in just two months, I’m starting to think about college choices. Ohhh, what a chore. Even though I’m extremely indecisive, I know there is one thing I can do that any college I want to attend will appreciate: practice, practice, practice. So I’ve been working on drum set skills, marching snare skills, and those ever-important music theory MAD-SKILLZ. What now? I’ve also been preparing my marching drum solo for contest, Tribute by Jeff Queen. I hope to have a video up on youtube of this soon, so you all can see it and I can get some critiques from some drum people online.

The spring-bug is just that, the spring-bug. With the nice weather coming around, spirits are heightening and bodies are becoming more active. So I sit here and think “Why aren’t I out on the track team or playing tennis or otherwise exercising my body?” Well, frankly I’m already too dang busy for it all. I don’t really have time to be committed to a school team. However, I’ve been pondering recently my commitment to myself (cheesy, eh?). Anyone that knows me, knows I’m pretty scrawny. In the past I’ve tried various ways of beefing up a little bit and gaining some poundage. My philosophy has been “If I’m going to hit this, I should hit it hard.” I now realize that that philosophy just doesn’t fit my schedule, or match my mind and body’s attitude when it comes to actually getting things done. So, now instead of weights and running and eating like a overweight rhino, I’m just going to try a couple of simple goals:

    1. Do 50 pushups at least 3 days a week.
    2. Take a 5 mile bike ride at least 3 days a week.

Thats it. I’ll do this for a couple weeks or a month or something and see how I feel. Maybe that will help me greatly, maybe it won’t. Maybe I’ll want to double those numbers, or perhaps cut them in half. I’ll just have to see. Sound reasonable?

Spring break was last week, and the marching band trip to New York City was really great. I think I’ll work on getting a photo-summary post of some sort posted up here (since I don’t want to put any pictures on facebook or flickr).

I hope this post was interesting…I think “frequency vs interestingness” needs to be an inverse relationship. The less frequent my posts are the more interesting they should be…right?

Thanks for reading. Why don’t you just knock me down with a ton of comments? -Peace

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4 Responses to Sprintime=Drums+Health

  1. Kodi says:

    Um, eat a lot. Like, a lot. I don’t if you’ll gain too much weight doing pushups and I really don’t think riding your bike will do much. Balance working, like weight lifting, and eating a lot and maybe you’ll see some results. I’m not sure if anything you do will gain you any weight any way. Maybe your set metabolism and body type will stay the same for a while no matter what. But what do I know.

  2. Heather says:

    I was just thinking how horrid it would be if one day all your matabolism slowed way down and you swelled up like a blimp. But anyway, I think your plan is a very respectable idea. What’s your summer schedule like? You can always get involved in sports during the summer. My youthgroup is actually in the process of putting together a summer softball team, and if I can find the time, I’m hoping to start getting back into shape through that.

    College is kind of intimidating. While we were at college days, it felt like mini church camp, and I’m afraid college will feel like a very prolongued camp with work added in. Yikes. But I’m very eager to take the classes. I know you’ll find the one that suits you best and I’m excited to see where you go in life!

    That’s a great organ picture! Is it a pipe organ? I can’t tell from the picture. I love pipe organs.

  3. Joel says:

    I went on this whole “I need to not die really early” exercise thing at one point in time. The way I look at it now, I have no real priority set there. I do crunches and thats about it. More power to you though, you probably have more willpower than I do on that front. Just a disclaimer though: Your build is pretty constant, you’d have to do monstrous amounts of everything to change it completely. Thats genetics or whatever.

  4. David says:

    Kodi – I know that weight-lifting is the best way to muscle and gain weight, but I’ve tried that road and have had trouble.

    Joel – Good to hear from you ‘ol chap! Maybe I can’t be the next greatest bodybuilder, but hey, I need just a little bit more meat on my skinny frame.

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