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I had a dream that I needed to move a pile of rocks for my aunt. I woke up wondering if I were still capable of such a task. So, I invented a workout to make sure. I walked around the room carrying weights, then lowered in a well-formed squat to set them down. Then, I walked around again and squatted to pick them up. Repeat until I’ve carried enough rocks. I started with two 5-pound dumbbells and did it for fifteen minutes. I’d like to build up to both more time and more weight.
The aunt in my dream has been gone for many years. But, you never know when someone might need a pile of rocks moved. And, if it’s someone I love as much as my aunt, I’m going to want to be able to say, “Sure. I’ll take care of that.”
Do you do any exercises to make sure that your body functions well enough for potential future tasks?