Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Note to self: do not get lost in a book while on public transit...

I learned today why it is important to pay attention to the world around you .
:P
It turns out that there is construction starting today on campus where I work, so the bus I take in the AM, instead of turning into campus as usual, drove along the main road in front of campus and had a few alternate stops instead. I read on the bus sometimes and know that when the bus turns in to campus I have 1 stop to get my junk together to get off at the physical activity building where I work out. Problem was - no turn into campus today...and I looked up from my book (A Visit From the Goon Squad) this AM to realise I'd just gone past campus and was now out on the freeway, heading northeast.
Oops.
Luckily, the bus goes every 10 minutes in the mornings, so I could get off at the first stop available, then cross the road and wait for the returning bus and get in to the gym to workout only 10 minutes behind schedule, feeling rather silly and chastised.
I finished my book tho! :)
I still got in 90% of my planned workout. I cut back on a few lunges and a set of crunches, but I still got in nearly all of Workout A with my abfest. Then I hopped on the arc trainer for 25 minutes of sweating on an interval program. I haven't been on it in months and it was nice for the change...I love it and it's tempting to use it more often but I know my knee will argue with me if I do so. It felt good today to do something a bit different - I went full out and burned 250 calories...and now I'm in to work as usual and ready for another day...in which I will try and pay better attention :)
Later taters!

3 comments:

azusmom said...

Oh dear!
I frequently do things like that.
Thankfully it didn't mess up your day!

Yum Yucky said...

Ohhh. I'm reading a good book right now, too. Steven King, yo.

Jody - Fit at 53 said...

Hey, getting it in even minus a bit of this or that is what counts! :-)