I'm Beat. Tired. Sore.
After hitting the gym this morning and running 4 miles, I came home and tried an at-home workout that I had read about a while ago - LifeHacker's Deck of Cards Workout. It's as simple to do as it sounds.
- Grab deck of cards, shuffle.
- Flip over the top card - do the corresponding exercise (card # equals reps, face cards are 10)
- Flip over next card - repeat until done.
I do have to say that it's a refreshing change to the regular, planned out routine. The anticipation of the next card, the surprise at how many/little reps you have to do, trying to do it as fast as you can with good form, the torture when you have four spades come up in a row (okay, skip that last one) - it keeps everything fresh and fun. I'd like to incorporate it as a once-a-week thing for those days when I want something different.
Next week I'll try 35 cards. Once I can do all 52, I'll start bragging - if I'm not a spent puddle on the floor, that is.
Give it a shot.
(52 pickup is not an option.)