Morning cardio workout

Up at 4:20 AM, my alarm buzzing in my head–it actually made it to its “second” stage (a faster, louder buzz) because I was in such a deep sleep. Breakfast and then I headed into the office. The snow hadn’t started when I left the house (just before 5 AM), but about halfway through my cardio workout this morning it began coming down. By the time I left the gym, it was a fine dust that was coming down, nothing heavy or noticeably sticking. Forecasts are calling for 1-2 inches in this area.

I did 40 minutes of cardio this morning, burning 540+ calories in 2.92 miles on the elliptical. I kept a nice steady pace and today there was no knee pain at all. In fact, the entire workout felt very smooth and very good.

And I think my metabolism is getting back to where it was last spring. Today will be my third day at 5 smaller meals/day–about every 3 hours or so. I ate a bowl of cereal, milk, juice and a banana at about 4:30 AM. Already, I’m hungry again.

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.