Get While the Getting is Good

My Elite Level Trainer in Philly …

Today was a busy day. And we started off early. I had two loads of laundry to wash and fold. Afterwards, I hit the grocery store for some food. Cleaned the apartment and vacillated over whether to go work out or not.

The afternoon was getting later by the hour, and at 3 o’clock I decided to bite the bullet and just GO! The gym had already started to crank, by the time I got there. The lift room was full, so I decided on flipping my work out.

I hit the treadmill for a 2.5 km run, on Intermittent Hill Program. Since I have assorted mix music on my phone, I can load up a playlist and run with it. Matching stride for stride, the beat of the music. Somewhere around the 120 to 135 BPM. (beats per minute)

Only a music listener who pays attention to this kind of detail would get that. You’d have to work in a DJ booth or do lights for a living. Or play music. I’ve done all of those things in my life.

Junior Vasquez was the playlist of choice today.

By the time 30 minutes had elapsed, people were lined up behind me waiting for a treadmill to open up. The rush was coming.

I did some floor stretching and my Arms Race Guys Crunch Sets, and some plain old crunches. Until I could not crunch any more.

I headed upstairs for some lift time. Again, the room was packed so I made some choices of what sets I was going to do, because most of the machines I wanted had lines already, two and three deep.

I was doing arms and shoulders again.

An abbreviated Lift day for sure. BOOOO !

I shut up shop and started for home. The entrance has the coat check, and shoe drop. You can’t wear street shoes in the gym, you have to change out and drop your coat on a hanger.

They give us free gym bags when we join the gym, how cool is that !

A drove of people were coming in for the five o’clock rush hour.

Thank God I was heading home.

Another observation day of just how late one can push it, to beat the throng of after work, work out folks.

3 p.m. is the cut off.

If you hit the three o’clock group, you will hit blocks in the system and not get a full work out in, here. I guess I should stick to my morning work out hours from now on.

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