Haven’t missed one day of 5-20 minutes of some kind of exercise in over four years now. And you probably remember that tennis doesn’t count. Even if I play hours in any one day. Holidays, vacations, traveling, living in a tent in Mongolia…doesn’t matter. I have kept it going. A real achievement for a previously undisciplined guy who went years unable to remember to lift a bar bell in my office or who gave up traveling 25-45 minutes to a nearby gym.

With my elbow injury, I have been limited to yoga, stretches, abs crunches, capoeira roundhouse kicks, wall sits, abs rollers and most painful of all: planks that last five minutes. I hate them, shake, yell and almost cry. But I do them maybe once a week.

Masochism…but it feels so satisfying when it’s over!