Workout #16 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 after actually getting to bed before 9 PM last night. Still, I must have been in a deep sleep because my alarm actually went off. I was into the gym and started on my cardio routine by 5:50.

I did my cardio workout this morning, 40 minutes on the elliptical. I burned 515 calories, went a distance of 2.74 miles and reached a peak RPM of 142. I also needed 72 RPM to maintain my 149 heart rate.

Tomorrow is arms and shoulders strength training so today’s round was in preparation for that:

Group 1                         1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                         -------      -------      -------
Seated dumb-bell shoulder press   12/20        12/25        12/25
Knee-ins                             20           20           25
Close quarter push ups               15           15           15

The last set of shoulder presses were tough–I really had to push to get that 11th and 12th rep in.

When I came into the office after gym, I smelled bacon being cooked. Turns out that some folks are having a holiday brunch to which I was invited, but to which I can’t go because I’m leaving early to fly to New York. However, they were nice enough to prepare me eggs, bacon, sausage, and hash browns anyway a little later this morning. Yum!

I head to New York this afternoon and so my workout tomorrow will be at Jen and Jason’s gym.