Good evening, everyone!
It’s 10:15pm on Sunday night as I write this. It’s been a few days since I last posted, and I wish I could say I had some sort of fantastic adventures since then, like a trip to a theme park or a visit to a new restaurant, but nope! My weekend was very low-key.
Friday night ended up being a late night at the office. I think I got in my car at 9:30 or so, and headed straight to downtown Burbank to hit the gym. I always love Friday nights at the gym – it’s always empty! The gym that I go to has two locations, and the downtown Burbank branch has arc trainers, which are my favorite cardio machines, and the other location does not. I wanted to use an arc trainer. Parking at the downtown location is hardly ever a problem… but on weekend nights it can be a bitch, and on Friday, it was a bitch. The free public garage across the street from the gym was full, because it’s also a great spot to park for about 10 restaurants and a 16-screen movie theater. After circling the different levels for a few minutes, I gave up, and headed home. No gym for me.
Normally, skipping a workout isn’t the worst thing in the world, but I had also skipped my workouts on Wednesday and Thursday nights, too. Wednesday was a planned rest day (my first after 6 great workout days in a row), but Thursday… well, I don’t know what happened Thursday. I can’t remember the last time I went three days in a row without working out, but I have a hunch it was last fall, when my work got to be very time-consuming and exhausting (read about it here and here).
My work is picking up again. The next two weeks may prove to be quite busy, with long hours. So I should get to bed at a reasonable time.
Before I do, however, I wanna watch Food Network Star. It’s the first time I get to try out the new game created by me and some friends, where every time the phrase “culinary point of view” is said, we have to do 5 push-ups or 10 crunches! Read all about how to play here.
Uh-oh – I think I’ll have a lot of push-ups and/or crunches to do… the key phrase is even used in the episode description on my TiVo!
Oh, and I did work out on both Saturday and Sunday. I wasn’t feeling well on Saturday morning (I felt queasy, and didn’t want to risk barfing in public at Slimmons), so I went down to the gym in my building and rode the recumbent bike for 62 minutes. Then, on Sunday, because I had some magazines I wanted to catch up on, I jumped on the very same bike and rode for 52 minutes.
Keep it up, David!