Thursday strength workout

I’ve eased my way back into cardio and today I began easing my way back into strength training. But it by no means seemed easy. I felt like I was starting way back at the beginning. Knowing my penchant for overdoing it, I tried to keep it light, but not too light. I did 2 full groups instead of three (or four). For the most part, I stayed at the weights that I left off, but in some cases, I had to dumb it down a bit.

I did a total of just over 5,000 lbs. today. I’m sure I’ll feel it tomorrow. I was barely able to life my arms above my head in the shower afterward. And we have our first softball game of the season this evening; I’m hoping my strength returns by then.

It did, however, feel good to be back at it.

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.