Workout #60 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 AM and at a quick breakfast before heading in the office. It was windy here last night and I slept pretty well until about midnight, at which point I had a lot of trouble getting back to sleep, so I was a bit more tired than usual when I got up this morning. In any case, I was into the gym by 5:50 AM for an abbreviated workout.

26 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 365 calories, and went a distance of 1.94 miles. I reached a peak RPM of 87. My pace was 84 RPM.

I had to quit after 26 minutes because I got so hungry, and my energy level dropped, that I just couldn’t continue. It’s strange because I ate a late dinner last night and then had breakfast first thing this morning (although admittedly, a smaller breakfast than usual). After I showered, I sat in the sauna for about 10 minutes. I’m heading down stairs to grab a big breakfast now, as I am still ravenously hungry.

Next workout, arms and shoulders, is tomorrow.

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.