Yes sir. The worst has come and gone. Super storm Nemo is nothing more than a name. Well, at least its quit snowing. Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow. Pitchers and catchers are reporting for spring training. Preparation for the Daytona 500 has started. College basketball is quickly approaching March madness. College and high school baseball starts in about a week. Yes sir, spring is just around the corner.
Just because Ol Phil says spring is close doesn't mean the body is ready to take off at full stride. Winters dust and cob webs are going to need to be dusted off. Getting back to game shape is going to take a little time. Hence the words, spring training.
Facts are facts. Most of us aren't trained professional athletes. We don't sit down to a planned nutrition plan nor do we have have professional personal trainers helping us get ready. So looking at it from that stand point, if the pros go to camp to get ready maybe we should as well. Now, I'm not saying quit the job and leave the family for a month. But maybe limiting the golf swings the first time out might not be a bad idea. Instead of a 30 mile bike ride, 10 miles might be enough the first time back.
Personally, having two brand new hips and being on the short side of 60, spring can't get here fast enough. Plan on seeing what this new under carriage brings to the table. If winter workouts are any indication, look out Appalachian Trail.
All kidding put aside. Spring is one of the best times of the year. The days get longer. Its not to hot. Just a great time to get out and leg things out so to speak. Moderation is the key to starting off on the right foot. If the pros get in shape to play, odds are we should to. Spring training, a better way to start he season.