December 11, 2011

Gym and not riding

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A “perk” of the apartment complex where I live. Half of the machines look um… well used, so I won’t touch them, but the elliptical machine and the treadmills are fine. Yesterday, I started an actual workout program and went to the gym by myself for the First Time Ever. It might not sound like much, but considering I’ve only been to a gym to work out twice before (and then with a friend), this was a big step.

I rode a lot (for me) this year: two to four times per week, some times more, up to six hours of riding (when daylight and weather allowed) for the week. I’ve been in pretty good shape, so now I don’t want to lose it over winter. Because Kasane has a stifle/soft tissue injury currently, she’s off for a month (and potentially longer) until she heals. I’m not going to be riding for a while so I don’t want to lose the muscle tone I’ve built.

A friend of mine at work has agreed to be a gym buddy with me and use the gym at work. If I can keep using the elliptical and treadmill at home, then I should be good. We’ll see how my knee and ankle deal with it…

What do you do to stick with a workout program?

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