SEVEN OR MORE HOURS OF THIS PER DAY
After almost two months of hit and miss workouts at the gym and totally unable to get to swimming, I'm back at it. And it feels GREAT!!!
Over the weekend I was able to get a few short runs in and Monday I went to the gym. I have now lost my treadmill virginity by spending a half an hour on the damn thing. It is mind numbing! I also spent time on the elliptical and stationary bike, also all mind numbing.
As I was winding down my work out I found a "Twenty Minute" workout area, all heavy equipment based on working out the various body parts in a well thought out succession. I finally bought the bullet and got over my extreme shyness and started the process of going from machine to machine. Luckily, I was following a young woman who seemed to know what she was doing and at the same relative weight I was comfortable with, anywhere between 25 and 40 pounds.
Unbeknown to me, there was a "muscle" guy on the other side of this workout grid. The young lady found her boyfriend and bailed on the rest of the machines, again without me seeing any of this until I got to the "god forsaken" piece of machinery, that would put any torture device found in the Tower of London to shame. As I straddled the seat and leaned a long way forward to grab onto the hand bars, I gave a mighty tug and just about went ass over teakettle. Fortunately I didn't shatter my elbows nor launch myself through the plate glass windows, Mr. Muscle had been on the machine before me and it was plugged into 140 pounds of dead weight!!!
I have an appointment with the Chiropractor tomorrow!
Since I have now committed myself to the Hypothermic Half Marathon in January, I'm back to pavement or should I say snow and ice covered pavement! Yesterday I took a mental health day and hit the roads for a nice simple 5K. It was long underwear cold and we had snow the day before. It was a fabulous run...very invigorating!!! Click here to see what my surroundings look like in winter!
- Now for some trivia, my Wordless Wednesday was in tribute to Mickey Mouse who indeed launched his career in 1928, in the cartoon Steamboat Willie.
- Way back in the stone age when I was a flight attendant, many of us were also part time models (mostly runway) and "booth babes" at trade shows and we were often asked to "model" for various products....need I say more. No, there was no porn involved.....now stop that!!! Well, there was no porn in my life anyway......................................
Back to work today, so I'd better get ready! Have a great day everyone!
Life's fun if you don't weaken