Bus Blob

Wisconsin / Sept. 18, 2012 / by Chris
Bus Blob

With two of the primary uses of my time this year involving sitting on a bus and sitting in front of a computer, getting enough physical activity in is not necessarily a given. We knew this might be an issue when we first set out, but thinking about having less time for movement and actually living it are not necessarily the same thing. What compounds the problem is that our schedule keeps on changing depending on stories, so what looks like a free block of time three or four days out has a good chance of becoming not-so-free if filming or travel schedules change. 

The good news is that when we're filming, we're usually running around like crazy people anyway, so we're definitely active. I'm pretty sure holding the boom mic is fantastic shoulder exercise (and if it isn't, please don't tell me). The rest of my exercise comes from doing as much as possible with what free time I have. Steven and I are on a workout routine that only requires 16 minutes three times a week - definitely not a huge time commitment, but it packs a wallop. If I still find myself getting restless, I'll go for a few laps around our campground. It's not going to turn me into an Arnold Schwarzenegger, but if it keeps me from becoming a blob on a bus, then it works for me.