A while ago, I saw Cliff Griffin's thread on Body for Life. Just so happened, I had just read the book and got into it too. After my dad and I spent some time together going to the Detroit Auto Show, his interest was peaked about the program.
He ended up deciding that the BFL program wasn't exactly for him, but he devised a strength, cardio and diet program that worked for him. The result? He's lost 36 lbs in 2005! One of the things he wanted to do this summer was try wakesurfing again. He tried last year, but he said it was too difficult to bend over to get started. Now that he's a lean wakeboarding machine, he wanted to try it again.
Well, today we went out on the first really nice day of the year. Larkin, Jeff and I. I got to surf a little while. Then Larkin gave it a go. Finally, my dad got out there. Much to everyone's delight, he got up and rode great!
After growing up in Southern California, he told me that he always wanted to surf. And now, even though he had to come to Tennessee to learn it, he's surfing! He's 57 and he kicks butt.
Here are a couple pics of Jeff and Larkin (who threw the handle back in for the first time).
And now Larkin...