Workout #25 (Cardio)

The gym was crowded this morning, and in fact, there was only one elliptical machine available when I got there. I expect it will be like this through January, and then it will return to normal.

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning, and I didn’t feel like I had my usual energy. In fact, halfway through, I wanted to give up, but I kept going and completed my full cardio workout. Strangely, I got hungry during my workout. Maybe I’m not eating enough for breakfast. I burned 537 calories, went a distance of 2.87 miles and reached a peak RPM of 114. After cardio, I did a group of lower body exercises in preparation for my lower-body workout tomorrow.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Seated leg curl          12/90       12/105       12/105
Bosu crunches             25LR         25LR         30LR
Leg extensions           12/75        12/75          N/A

I didn’t do that last set of leg extensions because someone else started using the machine (someone new, who clearly didn’t know it was being used!) and because it was already past 7 AM and I needed to hit the showers.

I workout with Bernard at 4 PM tomorrow.

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.