Workout #98 (Carido)

After over three weeks of skipping the gym, I finally got back on the wagon yesterday at lunch, doing my first full cardio workout in nearly a month. It went pretty well, and I felt good through the whole workout, but I’ve got a ways to go before I’m back to the condition I was in a few months ago.

40 minutes on the elliptical. I burned 574 calories, went a distance of 3.07 miles, and maintained a pace of 84 RPM with a peak of 117 RPM.

I decided that getting up at 4:30 AM wasn’t working for me. My days were just too short, especially as it gets lighter later. So I’m now trying to get to the gym at lunchtime, or if I can’t make it at lunch then immediately after work. I made it yesterday and I’m planning on going to the gym at lunch today. I’m hoping this means I’m back on track.

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.