Of course, the warmer weather doesn't mean it's all luxury. No, the warmer weather brings with it an annual decision about whether or not I want to engage in an important and potentially life-changing activity (yes, annually life-changing). That activity is exercising my grip.
|Your forearms will thank you later|
|The famed Viking "berserkers" were actually just some guys|
who had been driven to their wit's end by having to row for
so damn long
The reason for exercising my grip is several-fold. First, it has the obvious benefit of strengthening your grip, allowing you to do things like hang on to your beloved hobbit friend and not drop him into the fires of Mount Doom, or open a jar of pickles. Second, it builds self-esteem (this has been proven in repeated scientific studies). Third, you look like a total hardass walking to work cranking down on those grip exercisers, even if you are wearing an Oxford button-down shirt and paisley tie. The fourth and final fold is that you are maxing out your productivity, and it's this last reason that I'll focus on here.
|I know you can't believe what you're hearing Mr. Frodo,|
but trust me - I'm sure it was a good decision to throw out
that extra lembas bread to make room for my grip exercisers
So there you have it - with the rising temperatures I will once again begin maxing out my productivity on my usual morning walk. You may be totally impressed by this self-actualizing-type activity, and want to shake my hand as a result. Just know that I can't be held responsible if I crush your hand.