Workout #7

I headed to the gym after work today for my first workout since Thursday. I woke up Friday morning with a cold and that, even more than being in New York for the weekend, prevented me from doing any real workout for a few days.

But I was at the gym at 4 PM, climbed up on the elliptical, and did half and hour of cardio. This time, I didn’t try and sprinting; I simply tried to keep my heart rate right in line with where it should be at 149. I maintained it close to that rate for just about the entire workout.

After cardio, I did some stretching, followed by a few sets of shoulder presses with 15 lbs free weights. I also did bicep curls with the same weights and once again had a heck of a time with my left arm, which lagged quickly behind, and is clearly weaker than my right. I guess it will take some time to build up that strength.

I also did some crunches but didn’t want to overdo things too much so after that, I headed to the locker rooms and called it a day.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.