Workout #42 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 and into the gym by 5:50 AM. Workout #42 is special, of course, because 42 is the answer to the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. So in honor of that, I took it a little easy on the cardio workout this morning. Also, I didn’t listen to my regular cardio playlist, but instead just listed to randomly shuffled music.

Okay, the real reason I took it easy is that I am still a little sore from the brutal lower body workout yesterday, especially my left hamstring, and I didn’t want to over do things. I’m a wimp. So sue me!

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 547 calories, went a distance of 2.92 miles and reached a peak RPM of 110. My pace was between 80 RPM. After cardio, I did some arms and shoulder exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Pulldown                   12/30        12/35        12/35
Bicep curls                12/40        12/50        12/50
Bosu crunches               20LR         25LR         30LR

It was about 10 degrees out when I left the gym, and it feels so good to get out into that cold fresh air after a workout. I love it! I confirmed that my next session with Bernard will be Thursday at 4:30 PM (I have a meeting that runs until 4 PM). My next workout, tomorrow, is arms and shoulders.

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.