it didn't take long for me to stop running. although it was warm enough today, there was a wind advisory, which gave me enough of an excuse to forgo running, at least for today. however, i did walk down to porter square to cash a check, so you could technically classify that as exercise.
the wii fit arrived in the early evening. it's a lot heavier than i thought (about 10 lbs.) which makes it feel stable and durable. on the bottom was a "not legal for trade" warning sticker. what's that about? i ran the initial setup where it asked me for my age and height, and based on my weight, calculated out my body mass index. i'm normal but a hair shy of overweight. when it finally told me my "wii fit age" it said i was 42! so much for tact. i headed straight for the balance games, my favorite is the one where you head soccer balls (while avoiding shoes and panda heads). i did some aerobic activities, the running in place and the hula hoop. i LOVE the hula hoop. i'm a natural hula master. i then did one of the yoga poses, the tree. i could barely stand on one leg with all that residual pain from the past 2 days of running. when it gave me the overview, my center of gravity was everywhere, like a crazy person's scribble.
later in the evening my father came to pick me up and we went to the KFC down beacon-hampshire street to get order some fried chicken. we went back to belmont where i had dinner with my family, followed by a surprise mango-flavored birthday cake.
back at home, i tried my hands with some more wii fit action. i took the fitness test again and this time around it gave me a wii fit age of 33. that's more like it! that's like music to an old man's ears.