Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who Needs a Gym?

Who Needs a Gym?

It was the warmest day of the year Monday. Heading home I spotted this guy walking towards me in Jordbro. He was sweating profusely. The reason for that was his backpack that weighed around 45 kilo (99 Pounds). This is Fredrik. He works as a specialist instructor at the Amphibious Regiment at the Haninge garrison at Berga. He has had that job for around two years. Fredrik did his military service at the same regimen ( as a diver), and decided that he wanted a career in the military. I visited the regiment last summer and have a few photos in a flickr set. Fredrik figured that a brisk walk from the regiment to his home in Handen would be a tough workout, I think that was a correct assumption.

5 comments:

Jack said...

I could look like that if I wanted to. Not.

VP said...

A few years ago I almost had a heart attack carrying (more like dragging) a bag that was not more than 30 kilos!
And I was much younger then...

Steffe said...

Glad someone still cares about my portraits!

All you need to do to get super fit is to start slowly and work harder and harder...

Leif Hagen said...

I think he had everything AND the kitchen sink in his backpack! Reminds me of my old boy-scouting days at Boy Scout camp!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

99 pounds, huh? Re Jack's comment: I thought that was Jack in his younger years. Heh, heh!

I'm glad there are people like this. I think.

Nice portrait as usual!