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Lead for legs - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Lead for legs
It's been a while - but I went back to the gym Monday night. My last attempt was a bit of an eye opener... and that was more than 2 months ago!... so I thought I'd try a different tact this time.

The results have yet to be proven!

I started a slow jog (about 8km/h) and thought I'd just keep going until I felt bad. The iPod was playing Psyche which worked well... the hard synthpop tracks have a steady beat and I was almost 20 minutes into the jog before I realised it. At 20 minutes I slowed the machine to a walking pace so I could drink some water and catch my breath a little before resuming the 8km/h pace for another 5 minutes. With the cool-down at the end I ran 3.7km in 30 minutes.

I was feeling pretty good with myself after a short break I clocked up about 4.5k on the bike in about 10 minutes... and finished off the workout with a bit of lifting.

Yesterday my legs hurt a bit. The were quite unresponsive and an extra 10 minutes in the shower didn't help much at all. Walking up and especially down stairs and slopes killed me... but that was nothing compared to today.

Today I almost wept coming down the stairs. The muscles in my legs have been replaced with molten lava when moving and lead when still. My back and arms are protesting slightly - but it's so minor in comparison I hardly notice.

I need to get my arse to the gym more than once every 2 months or this will be the result every time I go.

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Current Mood: sore sore
Current Music: 15 Step - Radiohead

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tabby_of_doom From: tabby_of_doom Date: April 30th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems that it always takes two days after a workout for the serious pain to set in. I don't know why that is.

It's been two or three weeks since I've been to the gym, and I've been cramming cookies down my throat since I got to work. Why can't working out be as delicious as cookies?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 1st, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are two theories...

1) God has a sick sense of humour

2) There is no God.

I'm damned either way! :)
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