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Awesome. I may not have been able to confidently do all of these 18 months ago, but I could do all of the following with ease these days:

  1. Swim at least half a mile or more.
  2. Run at top speed two hundred yards or more.
  3. Jump over obstacles higher than your waist.
  4. Pull your body upward by the strength of your arms, until your chin touches your hands, at least fifteen to twenty times.
  5. Dip between parallel bars or between two chairs at least twenty-five times or more.

Seriously, alternating swimming and gym/weights days is the bet thing I’ve ever done. I’m fitter than I’ve ever been in my adult life. 🙂