alex and his amazing technicolor dream world

Monday, August 6:  Over the last year while I was in Oman, my two sons, 19-year-old Adam and 21-year-old Alex, set up some gym equipment in our backyard.  They built parallel bars, still rings and a slack line so they could work on their upper body strength and balance.  Alex and Adam both work out almost daily and feel good about their ability to do things with their bodies that most people can only dream of doing.

I took some pictures of Alex in the backyard today as he did a long workout.  The wood beams that hold up the parallel bars and the still rings were haphazardly spray painted by his younger brother Adam one day with artistic summer abandon.  Adam told me he prefers not to have his pictures taken during his workouts.  So, here is Alex.

alex on his parallel bars

“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~ Lao Tzu

alex can hold these positions for quite a long time ~ impressive!
building arm & core strength

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”               ~  Harriet Tubman

feet up!
alex and bailey
alex on the still rings
alex in his world
i could never do this!!

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”           ~ Mahatma Gandhi

tough guy

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.             ~ Thomas Merton

alex walks along the slack line

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”      ~ Winston Churchill

balance anyone?
inner peace and balance…

“For me it’s important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time.”  ~ John Frusciante

some tough moves on the rings

“It’s all about balance and, I think, being in the moment.”  ~ Jennie Finch

alex and his amazing technicolor dream world
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10 thoughts on “alex and his amazing technicolor dream world

    1. I agree Carol. It’s something I certainly would never have thought of at 21! And to build it himself with absolutely no training in construction, well, I am frankly surprised. He’s being quite disciplined in his workouts and is really building great body strength.

  1. Very impressive of them to sort themselves out – they could quite easily have said no way I prefer sitting on the couch if I can’t go to gym. Hope readers are making notes and getting out there, lol

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