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solarbird ([personal profile] solarbird) wrote2017-09-12 12:58 am
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weightlifting update

I have now doubled multiple starting weights. I have five weights at half the maximum the machine allows, or higher.

I'm gonna need a Zarya icon f'srs.

Basically I'm spending a little over an hour on the machines on the days when I do workouts. So far, that's been 4-5 days a week; to make schedules work better, I'm going to have to drop that to pretty much just four days a week. But I can deal with that, I think.

Optimally, the full workout consists of a mile on (quasi-)balance beam, a mile of hill walking, and the weights. It takes about an hour and 45 minutes, including changing clothes and stuff.

To be clear, the balance beam isn't a true balance beam; it's just that the 1mi each way walk to the gym doesn't have sidewalks but does have elevated drainage curbs about half the time (like this) which are about the width of a balance beam, and they're on uneven terrain and up and down hills and are worn and broken in a bunch of places to make it more of a challenge. So I figure that balances it out.

I'm already starting to run just a little of the balance beam part; I want to run more of it. I don't think I'd've climbed to the top of that exhibitor prop if I hadn't been doing all this. That is my best memory of PAX - I had the altitude record for the show. Fuck yeah parkour is what.
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[personal profile] redsixwing 2017-09-12 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, well done you!
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[personal profile] shadesofmauve 2017-09-12 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
That's awesome, well done!

(I am also consumed by jealousy, hah. I desperately want to get active again but my current medical situation does NOT respond well to exertion of any sort, so I'm... just... waiting.)
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[personal profile] shadesofmauve 2017-09-13 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, yeah -- you were really VERY immobile for quite awhile with those, weren't you? I remember when you were going through them, but thought it was longer ago for some reason. It's been an eventful year or so.

I'd really thought this summer would be my chance to climb out of the pit caused by the autoimmune disease, but then the serotonin syndrome hit, and before that it was too smokey for my usual outdoors activities, at least with lungs that might-or-might-not be a cause of worry. Grr. I'm hoping to lift weights in the winter, instead.
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[personal profile] shadesofmauve 2017-09-13 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that makes total sense. My sense of time is shabby enough with regard to my *own* shit at the moment right now, let alone keeping track of others. ;)