26 oct 2012: the whores hustle

tired, aching and feeling great as i write this – all three due to this morning’s gym session. walking, jogging, weights and lots of sweating. the best bit of course is having a shower, freshening up and feeling great afterwards!

that usually lasts until i’m sat on the bus, then the tiredness kicks in and i grab a nap. it’s a distinctive tiredness though, not one of having slept too little, or being stressed out, or doing too much – pure physical tiredness that comes from the muscles being drained of energy.

the treadmill stuff went nicely – i set the treadmill to 10 km/h when doing the jog part of the 500m intervals and am reasonably confident i can start pushing for that as my “default” jogging pace.

with the weights i was surprised how quickly i seemed to have nothing left! apart from the first set of 20 on chest press, all the weights-related sets were split (i.e. i had to take a few seconds recovery after 10 or 12 reps).

all worth it in the end though!


Time got up (today): 03:45
Mood (1 to 5):
Morning 5
Lunch 5
Night 5


03:45 – 1 lite jatz cracker, glass water
04:00 – gym session (see below)
05:30 – small bowl of cereal, orange juice
05:55 – bus, nap
07:00 – skinny long mac, bacon & egg roll
09:15 – morning walk, banana, yoghurt, dried cranberries, nuts
12:00 – lunchtime walk, long mac, hainanese chicken (steamed chicken, rice & greens)
15:00 – banana, bus, nap
18:30 – meat, mushroom, rocket & cheese pizza
20:30 – milk, bed

gym session

5 mins bike warm-up

1km treadmill walk – 9:18

4km treadmill (500 jog / 500 walk) – 30:07

20 x chest press (L12), 20 x tricep rope (30kg), 20 x bicep curl (25kg), 20 x shoulder press (20kg)

20 x chest press (L10), 20 x tricep rope (30kg), 20 x bicep curl (20kg), 20 x shoulder press (20kg)

20 x chest press (L10), 20 x tricep rope (30kg), 20 x bicep curl (20kg), 20 x shoulder press (20kg)


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