Yesterday I did some serious, Rocky Balboa-style, leg lifts and today my entire rib cage and upper abs are sore. Very sore. But that’s good because it means I’m really working those muscles. I also upped the weights on my kickbacks (delts) and those muscles are sore which is unusual. In fact, I’m getting into bed early tonight (even for me–I’m writing this from bed) to get a little extra rest and to give my muscles a break.

It’s coming along. I caught a glance of myself in the mirror tonight. Not too bad! (If I do say so myself.)

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.