Saturday, February 12, 2005


So I actually made it to the gym on Friday. Got the orientation and fitness assessment, then went over to do some weightlifting for the first time since 2002 (or was it 2001?).

So since that time I haven't done much of anything physical (aside from some hiking, running, and ultimate here and there). OK... so maybe I have. But regardless I thought that my muscles have atrophied, etc. etc. Especially the upper body.

Basically, my expectations were not too great. Without the part time job as a server/busboy I didn't have any regular opportunities to keep my arms in shape. Desk job. Yay.

Thankfully, I was wrong. My legs are still strong as hell, and my arms are about where they were when I lifted last time. I'm not sure if this is just a good omen, or is it telling me that I shouldn't bother working out at all? I will. I'll be good. Besides, I want to do this so I reduce the risk of my body breaking down on me when I do something fun (like ultimate...).

So I was able to find out my maxes on all the machines, and sometime next week I'll start working out for real. Then sometime in March or April I'll start running again. (If I time it right, my knees will start feeling like crap in August instead of June like they did last year).

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