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Ways to Get Fit 

 July 31, 2010

By  Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

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Not many people don’t think they could be in slightly better shape.  In my quest to get in better shape (a long, hard, marginally successful quest) I often run into the boredom problem.  I need variety or I start to dread the workouts.

Today (7/31/10) I saw some dragon boat races at Rockett’s Landing.  What are they?  That’s why I included the picture.  It turns out to be a subculture of sorts.  This I gathered from walking around the shore as the races were ongoing.  I may be wrong here, but there seemed to be some real enthusiasts in the bunch.  It was a feel good event as well.  Many of the teams were made up of people who were out there to contribute to a cause.  But it occurred to me this couldn’t be something you showed up for on race day for the first time.  Some, or maybe a lot, of training was needed.  That training must be tough!

What’s my take home?  If I’m creative I shouldn’t be able to use the boredom excuse to avoid conditioning.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.


Dr. Stover grew up in Richmond. He has been married to his wife Andrea since 2000 and they make their home in Mechanicsville with their children, Avery and Garnett.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

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