Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Gym = Meltdown prevention

So today I felt like I needed to go to the gym, after happily finishing a 2000 word essay about children's literature and then realising I couldn't use one of the books which was a little more than half the essay. So, in place of a severe meltdown, I went to the gym.  I ran 3 mins walked 2 for a bit then ran 2 mins walked 2.  My right knee has given me trouble before when I've tried to run and it seems like it's only when I run for 3 minutes continually, and it started acting up today. Feels alright now, but will start to use my brace again if I intend on running.  Did a few weights, then jumped on the bike for 20 mins and did nearly 8km.
I did a bit of people watching today.  Not really intentionally, I just noticed some things.   One girl was running a bit like Phoebe on Friends.  HUGE long strides and I thought for sure she was going to fall off the end! Another woman, thin as a rail, was leisurely peddling on a bike, got up, did something else, and came back to the bike next to me. She would have been on the think for maybe 2-3 minutes and was peddling at 50 rpms.  Really? REALLY?  I was peddling twice as fast as she was.  Then she left. Must have been there all of 15 minutes and was gone.  I don't understand why she bothered?

So, between the bike and run I did 10kms today. YAY.  Tomorrow we're going to have a good intense session which I feel I really need. I've been feeling slack this week, but it's not for lack of wanting.  We just haven't really had the chance to get to the gym.  I've still been eating well, and on Thursday when I weighed in I'd lost just another kg (or 2.2 lbs). But it's still 2.5kg (5.5lbs) since I started two weeks ago.  I'm yet to feel much in my clothes, but my body itself feels tighter.  I noticed most in my sides, just feeling held in better.

But yeah, I think that's all for now.  Just have to go rework that essay and fix it up.  Good think I noticed with still a week left before it's due.


  1. Essays...eesh. Hate them! Speaking of which, I think I have one due next week. Uh oh! I'm right there with ya!

  2. I've finished it now, but it's gone from a Distinction to a Credit for sure. Gah! It was great before!! Thanks though!