It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the gym and lately I’ve had a little voice in my head telling me I really need to start exercising again and get in better shape.  I can usually shut that little voice up with chocolate and lie down until the urge to exercise goes away.  However, my twelve year old son, Darion, has been bugging me to take him to the gym so he can build up his muscles for football.  So, I finally gave in and succumbed this week.  We started out on the ellipticals.  After about five minutes, Darion said he was done.  He’d done his twenty  miles.  I looked over at his machine and informed him the distance read 0.2 miles.  After doing my mile in a record time of 18 minutes, I was rather proud of myself and decided to try the stair stepper.  Everything was going great until I tripped on my own feet and fell down the moving steps, banging both my shins.  So now I have big black and blue lumps on both legs.  But you know what they say, “No pain, no gain.”