In which I learn that it is unwise to compress the two a day into a single workout
Work has been hectic. I overslept and so was unable to run this morning, like I planned.
No big deal. I ran in the evening.
Problem was I had also planned to do weights in the evening. So I did them all.
30 minutes on the treadmill. I didn’t sustain the steady pace for as long as I thought—maybe 10 minutes? So it was sprints for the rest of the session. One minute on, full bore effort. One minute walking recovery. 2.5 treadmill miles, which I already know are fraudulent.
Then kettlebell swings and goblet squats. The goal is to get a “countdown” set: 10, 9, 8, and so on, nonstop. I had to catch my breath after every set—a step back from Monday, when I was able to do 2 back or back sets. (10, 9, rest, 8, 7, rest etc).
Then lat pulldowns. I am too fat and too weak to do pull ups. 3 sets of 8 at 100 lbs. pitiful. That’s less than half of my current body weight.
Then a friend walked into the gym and wanted to throw a 15 lb medicine ball, so I obliged her.
Then push ups. This is the worst part. I can only do ten. TEN. I couldn’t so any more than that. That’s just humiliating.
Then bench dips with my feet on the floor. 3 sets of 6. Also humiliating.
Then Zottman curls, 3 sets of 8 with 15 lb. dumb bells. It is hilarious to see someone my size struggle to curl such a small weight.
Then 15 minutes of light effort on the elliptical to cool down.
I could probably have done more or better weights if I wasn’t already fatigued from the run. Next time I will really have to get the run in early in the morning.
Weighed in, too. 266 lbs. 12 lbs down from when I started, but up a pound or two since I added the weights to the routine.
Let’s see how I feel tomorrow.