Friday, February 22, 2008

NYC...

Arrived last night and immediately met up with the BOS gang for drinks and dinner. I was a bit tired and edgy and had that dingy, too long in your clothes feeling. After dinner I felt a little restless and was worried I wouldn't be able to sleep, so I decided to check out the fitness center and have a 30-minute run.

Big mistake.

The fitness center here at the Hudson leaves a bit to be desired... I mean, it's nicer than a lot of hotel "gyms"; it has 3 treadmills, 3 stationary bikes, a couple of stairclimbers, a very nice set of benches and dumbbells, and some faux "nautilus" equipment. Unfortunately, the treadmills are rubbish -- probably designed for home use, and really run down and perhaps even unbalanced. Mine was trapped in some sort of program that I couldn't get it to stop, which meant that it kept slowing itself down every 3 - 5 minutes. Very frustrating! It was also very hard and maybe uneven. Weird.

But I just kept going, trying to get some exercise and work out some energy... even though I noticed that my sensor wasn't sending info to my iPod. Grrreat.

After 5 minutes of warming up and 30 minutes of running, I did a 5-minute cooldown and then bailed.

That wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't woken up this morning with seriously painful knees. Limped in to work -- right knee really having trouble -- and then by the end of the day (and walking around with Wil after he arrived) I was favoring the left. Blend that with the slush and the cold and the ick and that means that we may well not go for our run on Sunday. But we'll see.

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