So I know I'm a little odd here on anime forum as an avid outdoorsman and a bit of a traditionalist in things like gardening, canning, heating with a wood stove, etc. Also, with the average age on here being late teens, I have to admit that time period being my peak of laziness and after moving away from the folks and finally not having to do all those chores and such anymore. After moving into the city, having a job, able to afford to go out to eat a lot, and afford things like cable tv, my 20's were a big decline in physical activity and health.
However after moving back out to the country a few years ago and getting back into all those things I used to love, I have really turned things around. Now-a-days I'm back active most of the time and trying to eat healthier too. I've lost about 30 pounds since spring 2011, and though my running pace is much slower than my high school days I have run much further than ever before, completing my first half marathon this summer.
Anyhow, I did some hard work over the weekend and combined that with experimenting with my latest gadget - an interval timer for my camera. That allowed me to catch some quick action shots, and I thought I'd share them hopefully to inspire some to get outside and stay active. I know this is a forum about watching tv after all, but one should balance couch time with activity. Even if it inspires just one person to get more active I'll be happy.
This is one of my favorite workouts and the best stress relief I have found. I had taken off most of spring and summer from logging but time to get back at the big pile o wood. I'm usually done by spring but I'm way behind this year. I actually was trying to figure out how to set this new interval timer thing I got for my camera, so I thought I'd play with it while I was working.
Ready, set, go!
Here it comes...
One down. A truckload more to do.
I played with the timer a few more times and got a few more splits in progress:
The second of impact.
I actually started off re-sawing all my rounds down to size with a double sawbuck I built and my chainsaw. I cut logs in the woods to 40" to save time and then at home I re-saw them shorter and split them.
Well its not much compared to what I need for the whole winter but those three rows are what I sawed and split Saturday. The pile of rounds up front are the rest of the truckload and split and stacked those on Sunday.
I admit I am no Paul Bunyan but I can swing an axe good enough. And I love doing the work. I also ran and biked a trail on Sunday, 27 miles (13.5 run, then 13.5 bike back to the truck). I actually took lots of pics on the run and thought I may post them up but I might do that on a different thread later.