Workout #3 (Cardio)

Up at 4 AM after getting to bed a little earlier last night.  Still not a great night’s sleep, but not terrible either.  I had cereal for breakfast and then read for about half and hour before heading to the gym.  I did 40 minutes of cardio.  I picked up the pace a bit this time, particularly during the second half of the workout (I was watching part 3 of Band of Brothers).  After the elliptical I did one full group of lower body exercises in preparation for the lower body workout tomorrow.

I felt a little tired just before heading into work this morning, but I’m fighting it off as best I can.  This is still an adjustment period and my body is getting used to getting up at 4 AM each day.  (Actually, I’ve been trying to wake up a little before 4 so that I can shut off the alarm before it goes off and wakes up Kelly too.)  Still, I’m pleased that I’ve done three days in a row.  So far, so good.

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.