I don’t usually post twice in one day, but my life is just so exciting I have to fill you in. If you remember the previous post, or have a computer that allows you to scroll down and look at older posts, you know that today was supposed to be my cross-training day. It turns out that I’m not really into cross-training though. I play soccer every week, I guess I should just make that my x-training day instead. The exciting part of my cross-training is that I went on the elliptical and ate a new flavor of gu that was much tastier than the other one. This one was chocolate and it tasted like a Power Bar after you’ve chewed it for a really long time. Still not really ideal, but I needed a snack. Another exciting part is that two months ago I could only do 7 push-ups in a row and tonight I could do 15. The only thing I’ve been using my arms for since then are drinking beer and giving massages, so clearly those things count as cross-training too. Also picking up tiny people who can’t see animals because they’re way too tiny (the people, not the animals), but I have no interest in doing anymore of that. The third and final exciting part of tonight’s workout (even though it happened first, but I thought of it third) was the People magazine that was on the elliptical machine I used, and it was open to a page that talked all about how the Kardashian sisters all had people talking shit about their love lives, when actually they’re super happy. My workout was so much better knowing that Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney are in a good place. Another thing that happened while I was on the elliptical was that I thought of a list of reasons why I hate the elliptical. I forget most of the reasons, but here’s what I do remember.
- Nobody looks as cool on the elliptical as they do on the treadmill.
- There’s no good way to talk about how much you did. If you run or bike you can talk about miles, and on that stair-stepper thing you can say how many staircases you ran up, but on the elliptical it’s something stupid like how many strides you did, and what does that even mean?
- The ellipticals are in front of the treadmills, so you have only the people doing stationary bikes to stare at while you work out. Much less entertaining than the view from the treadmills, where you can see both the ellipticals and the bikes. Plus more TV options.
- It’s hard.
Obviously I need to find better non-running workouts (biking and swimming are also out).