Back to workouts and back to writing

Last night, I did some writing, mostly plotting-related work on my current novelette. It felt pretty good to sit down in front of the computer and get some stuff down, instead of just thinking about writing. When I finished, I decided I should take that momentum and attempt a workout. I haven’t worked out in […]

Workout #19 (cardio)

I slept in again this morning so I went the gym right after work with Kelly.  A long stressful day and so I pushed myself hard on the elliptical and ended up with a pain in my right shoulder.  It was bad enough to force me to stop after 30 minutes instead of the usual 40 minutes. […]

Workout #18 (cardio)

We went into work late today because of the snow so both Kelly and I headed to the gym together before work this morning (trudging through snow and slush to get there). I did 40 minutes of cardio on the elliptical.  Tried to keep the pace up and I think I did pretty good.  I was supposed to do a […]

Workout #17 (Lower body)

Up at 3:50 after a strange dream where I watched a guy walk into the propeller of a small airplane.  Made scrambled eggs for breakfast and then sat down to read for about 40 minutes.  I headed to the gym at 4:50.  I was the only one there for the first 20 minutes or so, […]

Workout #16 (Cardio)

Since I didn’t go to the gym this morning, I headed there as soon as we got home from work, knowing that I’d be too lazy to go if I waited until after dinner.  I did 40 minutes of cardio on the elliptical.   I upped the level to 3 this time.  And I kept a pretty good rate going throughout […]

Workout #15 (Chest/back)

After an internal battle of will that lasted about 15 minutes (but in my head seemed to last an eternity, I finally pulled myself out of bed at about ten minutes to 4, headed downstairs and cooked scrambled eggs for breakfast.  Then I settled down to read for 45 minutes, nearly finishing Fred Pohl’s The Way the […]

Workout #14 (Cardio)

I think the trick is not going to bed too early.  I called it a night around 9:15 PM and was up at 3:20 AM, but I lingered in bed until 3:45, which for some reason, seemed more reasonable.  Had some cereal and juice and then spent nearly an hour reading.  Then it was off to the […]

Workout #13 (Arms/shoulders)

I had a busy day planned today and I wanted to make sure to get an early start.  I was up at 7 AM, made scrambled eggs for breakfast and then headed over to the gym just after 8 AM for my arms/shoulders workout.  I lifted 13,400 pounds, which was almost 1,000 pounds better than my last arms/shoulders workout.  Last […]

Workout #12 (Cardio)

I didn’t get up early yesterday morning (or this morning for that matter) and so I headed to the gym with Kelly right after work.  It was a cardio night and I got in a good 40 minutes on the elliptical, although my right knee did flare up a bit toward the end.  It was crowded by […]

Workout #11 (Chest/back)

After 4 days off, I was back at the gym this morning.  Up at 3:50 AM.  I made scrambled eggs for breakfast and read for 45 minutes before heading down to the gym.  After the usual 5 minute warmup, I proceeded with the chest/back workout, lifting a total of 17,010 pounds, 700 pounds better than last week.  I was […]

Workout #10 (Lower body)

I went to bed early last night (~7 PM) and I actually slept well.  So much so that I decided to sleep in this morning and go to the gym this evening instead.  I slept until just after 6 AM and felt well rested. I did get to the gym this evening for my 10th workout in 11 days. […]

Workout #9 (Cardio)

Up at 3:50 AM after not getting to sleep until after 11 PM, and then sleeping intermittently most of the night.  Had a bowl of cereal for breakfast, and then headed to the gym at about 5:50 AM. Did a full cardio workout even though I wasn’t sure I’d make it.  At the 20 minute mark […]