Guilty pleasure

Elliptical, Bikram style

Today’s workout (elliptical): 25 minutes

It was hot and humid when I got up this morning and I seriously considered skipping my workout. I didn’t take my normal two day’s rest following last weekend’s race and I’ve been feeling tired this week. But by the time I took my coffee upstairs I’d already decided to go ahead with my planned elliptical session.  Once again, guilt, the world’s best motivator, saved me from a day’s worth of regret.

In deference to the oppressive heat I selected a more moderate level of resistance on the elliptical machine. I figured that in place of high wattage I would work on cadence. Even though it was hot, I was able to exceed my typical “distance” by 4% without feeling like I’d pushed too hard. I felt great by the end and was glad that I did this workout instead of taking the easy —  if justifiable — alternative. No regrets today.

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