Workout #27 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30–still not sleeping very well these last few day, but I’m hoping that trend will come to an end soon–and into the gym by 5:50. Once again managed to take the Yellow line all the way into work, which was nice.

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 539 calories, went a distance of 2.88 miles and reached a peak RPM of 115. After cardio, I did a group of chest exercises, even though I’m doing lower body tomorrow, just to mix it up a bit.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press              12/95        12/95        10/95
Push ups                    12           15           15
Leg lifts                   12           12           12

When I walked out of the gym this morning, I did not get that rush of cold air the way I have been lately. It’s sixty degrees out at 7 AM here in the Washington, D.C. area! And it’s going to be almost 70 tomorrow! I’m working through the weekend in order to finish up a project for next week, and so I’ll be doing my lower body workout here in Arlington instead of in Greenbelt, which is good because I like this gym much better.

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.