I finished my weekend playing in the parents vs. kids soccer game against my daughters. There are many ways to be fit and work within your community.
There's no getting around it: fitness is for everyone. It's everywhere around you. The world is constantly being reborn, living, thriving, slowing down and being reborn once more every day in every way.
We ran the last run for charity and you can't give enough. There's a local road race for a beloved high school principal taken too soon by serious illness, and this was the last year. I had the pleasure of helping my coworker and good friend Diane start and finish her very first 10-miler, the Larry Robinson 10 Miler in Andover, Mass. Stricken by some injuries throughout and even up to race day, Diane finished a race that had her shoulder to shoulder with some great runners, and she definitely was aces across the board. She may have only had her sister and me cheering her on, but sometimes that's all you really need.
Forget about Trainer X -- being Daddy X is way cooler. I finished my weekend playing in the parents vs. kids soccer game against my daughters, 11-year-old Taylor Rose and 6-year-old Emily Hope. Nothing says community like getting together with a bunch of other parents to have your kids whip your butts in a pick-up game while the sun goes down. Any way you look at it, coming off the sidelines and getting out there with your future Olympians is a memory they won't forget and a great way for you to get your heart pumping in more ways than one.
There are many ways to be fit and work within your community; I hope you all find one of your own. Have a great week, gang!
Darin St. George is a personal fitness coach at Gold's Gym in Natick. Visit his website at www.TrainerX.com.