Spring Exercise is Gearing Up!

What do inmates do for exercise in the Spring?

Monday, March 12th, 2012 |

The weather has been great for the last few days. This is the first day of the time change. I went directly to the recreation yard to walk as soon as the doors were open for dinner. I decided to walk rather than go to dinner. The recreation yard was packed so I wasn’t the only one that had that idea.

Guys were weight lifting, practicing softball, running, walking, handball, bocce ball and just hanging out. I could lift weights for an hour in the morning so walking is on the schedule in the afternoon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. According to my walking times for the last few days, I can do a mile every 15 minutes. I try to walk three times a day on the days I am not lifting weights. My walking totaled 8 miles yesterday, 7 on Saturday and 6 on Friday. I only got 4 miles in today.  It’s nice having the time to get fit. It’s amazing what some of the guys have been able to accomplish with the free time utilized on the weight pile.

Everyone gets tired of hanging inside during the winter months.  Spring is very welcome!  The recreation yard is the natural place to go to watch sports and exercise, but guys also hang out around the units.

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