This morning while it was still dark the call of the gym rang loudly in my little mind. Yes time to get over there and sweat. It was a difficult shaving at 5:17 am but nothing like a fresh face to look at while getting your heart rate up to 156. Things were looking great when you make all 3 of the stoplights, whistling through on the greens. And so it begins — another vigourous and healthy physical hour. But wait something is seriously wrong. The, well lets call her older women who you haven’t seen in a few months, is at the different stations and the total weights she is pushing look to be quite a bit. Doesn’t matter. I’ll be over there in a few minutes and will crank it up — wrong! I have to crank the weight total down. Humiliating. And from there it went downhill. About mid morning I felt awful. Just overdid it, again. Sometimes it is just too early.
Maybe I should take up smoking outside Irish bars like the guy in the picture. Not to worry there is always tomorrow, or the day after……
One thought on “Sometimes too early”
Ah yes, overdoing it at the gym.
My bit of gym wisdom: If it’s been a while since you last worked out with weights, make the first training very light. So light that you almost suspect other gym-goers are snickering at you. You’ll thank yourself the next day.
Tougher wisdom: The point isn’t how your weights compare to those of other people, but how they help you in your training.