Let’s be honest here, every one of us has a very busy schedule. At Eastmans’ we are as busy as the next guy, maybe even busier than the next guy at some points of the year! All of us want to be in shape for hunting season but it is tough to find the time. We don’t have three or six hours a day to spend at the gym and we aren’t willing to sacrifice time with our families to win the “fittest man on the mountain” award.
However, we see the value in taking care of ourselves. It makes a difference in the quality of life that we live and can make a difference on our hunts. It also makes a difference in how long we will be around to take care of our families.
Which leads us to the Eastmans’ “Big Man Challenge.” This spring and summer four of us from the Eastmans’ staff are going to work together to get in shape and then, stay in shape. We will be starting on Thursday with a weigh-in and then follow a training schedule set up by Rinda Eastman, Guy’s wife. She is a certified trainer who teaches exercise courses on a regular basis.
Physical training always goes better when training for a goal and you have friends to push you along the way. Our goal is to compete in a 5k at the end of July, or the beginning of August. Some of our race options haven’t hit the net yet.
Ike Eastman, Brandon Mason, Dan Turvey, Jr. and myself will all be letting you follow along as we document our progress over the spring and summer. We are all big guys, every one of us over six feet tall. We will each have our own challenges to work through as we get in shape. Ike is the only one who is working out on a regular basis. It has been about eight months for me, Brandon is coming off of hip surgery with four little ones at home and Dan has 10 years of a sedentary lifestyle and two little ones at home that demand his free time.
If you feel like posting about your workouts feel free. Remember, none of us are trying to run a marathon, or win a power lifting competition. This is all about getting in shape for hunting and staying there! Welcome to the “Big Man Challenge!”