Wow. I just got back from the gym, and although the physical weight loss isn’t where I was hoping it would be, something else interesting happened. I’m typically much more adept at weight training than cardio, I just feel more comfortable with a set of weights than I do running or biking on a stationary appliance. Today, I did my requisite walks/jogs around the track, not straining too hard because I’m still rehabbing the busted ankle. I moved on to the bike for 20 minutes and didn’t have much problem there. The ankle was starting to twitch and I figured best not to push it today and headed over the crunch machines to finish off my workout. Normally I can do quite a few crunches with breaks in between, but still find myself feeling the burn around 50 crunches. I’ll often push it to 100, take a break, do a couple more sets of 100 and head in.
Today, I did 500 straight, no break, and could have kept going. The only reason I stopped was because I was nervous that my pain receptors weren’t working and I’d feel it later, so I’m playing it be ear for now. 500 straight crunches seems to be an awful lot for someone who’s been lax with his gym visits in the last month. Hrm.. :/
Off to hit the showers. I don’t hit the gym showers for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the fear of not knowing what disease lies on the shower floor from previous users. I’d rather take the quick trip home and jump in one I’m familiar with, y’know?
Season premiere of 24 tonight, and I expect everyone to watch. If you missed it last season, you missed the best show on TV for sure. It takes place in real time – 24 60-minute episodes that represent 24 hours in the lives of the characters. Tonight’s episode runs in real-time, commercial free, on FOX. Check it out.