We are older 63 (so getting in and out of the boat will need to be easier); however, we joined a Crossfit Gym 3 months ago and will be stronger by the time we get out to the water in 2 or 3 years. Need to be strong enough to lift
the anchor in case the automatic thing doesn't work. My goal is to climb the rope
to the top (about 40 ft.) by my 65th birthday. 1 yr. and 9 months to get there.
I know that doesn't sound like much to younger people, but when you are afraid of heights and have no arm muscles, it is a good goal. We are having soo much fun.
These people at these clubs are crazy good. Our group (12 of us) tried the rope
climb last week and I think I lasted about 5 seconds holding on before I started to slide down. Couldn't even take one hand off to move it up any higher. Total failure, really laughed a lot. Then they expected us to do pushups while standing on our arms upside down against the wall. Yeah, I got the against the wall part, but once the arms were down, there was no way I could push up and then everyone started laughing, as we were all in the same 'boat'. Ha.Ha.
It is crazy though how these people get you doing things you never thought you could. I can do real pushups now, just after 11 weeks. 100 at a workout (5 sets of 20) but still not enough lung capacity or whatever to run a full 400 meters, still have to walk/run/walk/run. A little frustrated with that.
Doing anything I can to keep my mind off boating
as I have too long a wait. Yet I get on this site every day for my boating
"fix". We have to sell 9 rentals before we can leave and that could take forever in this economy. Also looking at every boat that is for sale
. Stuck in Indiana - and there is not "more than corn in Indiana".
Jealous of everyone who found a quick way out there -- but it will happen for us too.
Like the way everybody contributes here and there is almost always somebody who has come up with something neat that worked to solve whatever problem people post with.