Workout #72 (Cardio)

Holy cow! It felt good to get back into the gym and do a workout. Because I’ve been sick, I haven’t been to the gym since Saturday and aside from feeling guilty, I was beginning to feel like I was losing my good habits.

I didn’t do a full workout today, as I’m not 100% yet; I did half a cardio workout and some light lower-body. But it felt good to sweat on that elliptical!

20 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 286 calories and went a distance of 1.53 miles. I kept it light today, hitting a peak of 85 RPM and a pace of 83 RPM. After cardio, I did a single set of exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Seated leg curl            12/90       12/105       12/105
Leg extension              12/90       12/105       12/105

This was a lunchtime workout. The gym is empty and it made me wonder if lunch isn’t a better time to go in and do a workout, but I still like mornings better. I saw Bernard while I was there and we are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

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.