Wednesday, April 30, 2008

trying to stay in shape

So, I've started my treadmill and spin bike workouts. It's pretty damn boring, but I've managed to work pretty hard. My only goal is to not let Jon Laurion be faster than me in either running or biking.

The side effect to these stationary events is that there's nowhere for the sweat to go, other than to soak in my clothing and drip on the floor. This problem is compounded by the fact that the workout gear I'm required to wear was not designed for one to actually wear to workout. It was designed in order to provide for maximum reflectivity, which is more important than being physically fit. The shirt is not breathable, and it gets slimy when sweaty. The shorts also have a very high chafing coefficient.

13 comments:

Rebekah said...
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Rebekah said...
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Jon said...

For some reason I think of the Rocky IV montage, wherin Rock is training in the northern wilderness, intercut with scenes of Vlad (or whatever his name was) training on the high-tech stuff, each readying for the bout of their life.

Actually, I have no doubt that you'll be faster than me on return- you have time to train!


Just remember:

I Vill Break You.

Louis Winthorpe III said...
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Louis Winthorpe III said...

Are we talking about a wager, Randolph?

sonya said...

who's randolph?

Marie said...

What comments are you deleting? Is someone being mean?

Louis Winthorpe III said...

Randolph is Randolph Duke from the movie Trading Places. That was a quotation from the movie.

Anyway, given the recent trash talk, I think a wager is in order between strap and jon--even if it is only for "the usual amount."

Louis Winthorpe III said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWC9dDdqYzM

Jon said...

i accidentally posted as my wife, since she was signed into google, and then I deleted and reposted. It's good I did it , otherwise it would have been confusing and potentially damaging to steve's pride.

Strap said...

i did see those posts from Rebekah...lots of smack talking from your wife.

Strap said...

i did see those posts from Rebekah...lots of smack talking from your wife.

Spartan said...

Hey! It's David. I have been checking out your blog from Hickam. I have a cable modem so I may have contaminated your pool of suspects. Hope you know Dave and Julie don't roll like that. I'm interested to hear how the DVDs are working. Have you done the three hour one yet? Julies at the W in Honolulu with the pups. I'm waiting for the movers to pick up our accompanied baggage. It's past 3 and they have not shown up...sucks. Anyway we have the gmail account and will stay in touch from Albuquerque.

Cheers!