Labor Day Weekend usually doesn’t = a huge workout weekend. It’s usually a time of bbqs, last lazy days of summer and relaxation. However, I did find a way to get some exercise in…I went to a golf tournament. Wait a minute…golf…exercise…yesssss!!!! I wasn’t even playing the game, I was a spectator.
I know that many people may think of golf as a sport that isn’t exactly a workout. I know that the golfers use carts and they swing the club at a little ball. Many golfers do have a pretty extensive strength training routine because it does take upper body strength and a strong core to get the distance that they need to do well.
As for spectators, I will tell you that I got quite a lot of exercise yesterday following my and my son’s favorite golfers around the course. The grand total of steps (including walking from the car to the shuttle bus, the shuttle bus to the course, around the course and back) was 16,000 steps or roughly 7 miles….whew!!!
I was so exhausted when I got home, that I think I went to bed at 8:00pm and didn’t wake up until 7:00am. It didn’t help that my son would say I want to go to hole ___ which was back the way we already walked and I would say why didn’t you say something when we were all the way back there?? Argggg…teenagers!!!!
I didn’t mind walking the distance to see my favorite, Phil Mickelson. Unfortunately, he didn’t make the cut, but he is always smiling and he interacts well with his fans. I know that a lot of people think that golf may be boring, but I love to watch it and discuss it with my son.
We also got to see a gold medal winning Olympic athlete, who also always has a smile on his face and interacts well with his fans. To say that golf isn’t a work out is probably voiced by people who don’t watch it or play it. I am glad that my son is involved in this sport because it teaches dedication, patience, hard work and manners. And if you want to get some exercise, be sure to attend a PGA tournament if they have one near you…my legs are still tired.
What is your favorite spectator sport?