The Missing Fit Ball

The weather in Melbourne over the last summer could only be considered as hot as hell. So as another hot and steamy afternoon closed in for the day, I rocked up home and got ready for what was going to be a hot and sweaty workout. The thought of heading out for a long run really didn’t appeal to me, and considering the road bike hadn’t had all that much attention in the past few months, it was a safe bet that it would be covered in cobwebs and would require some TLC before it hit the bitumen.

The other option was to exercise indoors. A better option, but still a very hot option. So as I changed into my sports gear, I decided to use the garage for my workout, all I had to do was hook up the punching bag, drag a few weights outside for a circuit workout and roll out the gym fit ball. It would be cooler and I could relieve some pent up frustrations on the ol’ bag.


So with everything setup, I started my routine. All went well for the first twenty or so minutes, it was then that I went to use the fit ball. It was gone. I knew I had left it next to the garage door when I started, but it was nowhere to be seen.

It quickly dawned on me that the bloody thing had rolled down the driveway and out onto the street. I yelled out to the boys and told them to go looking of the big blue ball. How hard was it going to be to spot something as big as that? Really!

Well, it seems that it was going to be harder to find that what I thought. The boys looked down the street, up the next one and down a few more blocks. Even though the streets are very hilly, the thing had to stop somewhere. And I guess it did stop somewhere. That would be the very same place that it was picked up and taken to another home.

I am now minus one fit ball and kinda annoyed that I let that one slip away from me, but then, I needed an excuse to buy a better one, but never did I think I could actually lose something that big.

Anyway, the workout was good, not as hot and sweaty as it would have been if I had been indoors. If there is a lesson to learn from this, I will work it out soon enough, and when I do, I will let you all know.