Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Minimum Levels

Juneathon day 22: gym

A hot day so I went to the gym where there is air conditioning. Unfortunately a lot of other people had the same idea and there were queues for some equipment. I think I would have been annoyed if I had been waiting for an elliptical cross-trainer to see one of them occupied by a girl on her phone, slowly moving as all her attention was on the conversation. But as there are no rules about how vigorous one should be on any piece of equipment, there is nothing you can do.

I am however amazed that some people can leave the gym without shedding a drop of sweat or allowing or without a single hair on their head out of place. But I must try to suppress such thoughts because it is one of my rules to never to make judgements about other peoples level of exercise. People must do what they feel able to do. However the only point of aerobic equipment is to raise the pulse and make you breath more heavily. If you don’t do that you might as well stay in the coffee shop.

As for my exercise: I worked hard on the rower for 20 minutes and then did some weights. A short 30 minute session in all, but it felt good enough.

As I refuse to take any photos of the gym. Today is another picture from my garden: some seedlings planted in a hanging basket waiting to be hung.

Juneathon statistics 22/22
Run 15/22
distance 106.14km
time 9hr 52min
Cycle 4/22
distance 61.4 miles
time 4hr 38min
Gym 3/22
time 2hr 05min


warriorwoman said...

Your picture takes me back to lessons on mitosis and meiosis.

Highway Kind said...

And there was me thinking it was a very simple picture

Adele said...

You'd have been impressed with my level of sweatiness on today's run. Got some 'Ooh, disgusting' looks from those types that don't break a sweat :)

Highway Kind said...

You wouldn't want to know how drenched I usually look