Workout #10

At 4 PM, I headed up to the local Bally’s to do some cardio before Dad gets here. I did 40 minutes on the elliptical, and it felt really good. In fact, I am beginning to notice a difference, not directly, but indirectly. My target heart rate for cardio is 149. When I started this a few weeks ago, I’d have to do about 60 RPM on the elliptical to maintain a 149 heart rate. Today, I noticed that I had to do closer to 65 or 70 RPM to maintain that same 149 heart rate. I think that means I’m improving!

I came home after the 40 minute workout and did weights at the house. I did one exercise group at follows:

  • Bicep curls. (12/12/12). I still couldn’t go more than 8 with the left arm, but I did all 12 with the right. I was using 15 lbs weights, however.
  • Abdominal crunches. (20/25/25)
  • Tricep lifts, where you hold the weights in front of you, and then life your arms forward. I used 10 lbs weights and did 12/12/12.

I’m off to the shower and then I’m going to actally relax for a little while before Dad gets here and read more of Robert Sawyer’s “Rollback”. I’m through the first two chapters and, so far, really enjoying it.

About 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 Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.