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Fax and workout

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 16

I got 6 calls at my desk phone today from a fax machine.

I have caller id.
So I got out a piece of paper and a marker. I sent them a fax back. I stopped getting faxes.
I'm actually kinda bummed. The note I wrote was polite this time. Was waiting to get faxed again, then I was going to be rude and crude. Too bad.I got 6 calls at my desk phone today from a fax machine.

I have caller id.
So I got out a piece of paper and a marker. I sent them a fax back. I stopped getting faxes.
I'm actually kinda bummed. The note I wrote was polite this time. Was waiting to get faxed again, then I was going to be rude and crude. Too bad.

Did my workout today at 6am. My body doesn't like 6am. My IBS REALLY doesn't like 6am. I did it anyway.
Do I feel energized? Hell no, I'm completely wiped out and barely going along while my stomach is wavering from 'coping' to 'going to puke' all day.
I'm not giving up. Just hoping to get over this 'hump' by wednesday. For the record, its only my second workout. Same as the first, strictly cardio (will work on strength tonight when I can get a PT):
Treadmill, 45 minutes, 3.6mph (brisk walk), on range of hills. Basically it runs in ~3 minute segments. Flat, 1.0 incline, flat 2.0 incline, etc up to 6.0 incline, then a flat, small 2.0, then back flat, then cool down.
I ran track back in high school, so I've always had large thighs and calves. My legs aren't the least bit weak. But damn does my ass still hurt!

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Hm (1)

turg (19864) | more than 7 years ago | (#17512918)

When we lived in NYC, for a while we would get fax calls for about half an hour in the afternoon every day. Like somebody's fax machine was just set to try again every three minutes for ten attempts or something like that.

Finally, I set the fax modem to answer and accept the fax, so I could get the sender's contact info. It was being sent from a public school and it was a student's discipline record. I called the school and told them what happened (they had switched two digits in the intended number). The woman I spoke to seemed especially horrified when I mentioned the student's name.

Re:Hm (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17513252)

Should have kept an eye on the papers- a google search on that student's name now might reveal an interesting life of crime.

Re:Hm (1)

Mantorp (142371) | more than 7 years ago | (#17514134)

I had this happen to me every morning at 6.30 for a few days, and from a hidden number. I hooked up my fax modem and it was some credit card purchases from a store. I called the store and told them to change it which of course they didn't do. Then I called again threatening to start contacting the people on the fax, and they kindly fixed it.

Work out advice... (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 7 years ago | (#17513074)

1) Have sex reassignment surgery.
2) Join coed recreation soccer league.
3) Watch as the absolute minimum number of females show up.
4) Have fun for next hour of constant action because if you aren't on the field the game can't go on.

Re:Work out advice... (1)

TopShelf (92521) | more than 7 years ago | (#17514516)

On a similar note, my hockey league is often like this. One, maybe two on the bench for an entire game, rather than the optimal (for me) five. Two lines of forwards, two pairs of D...

Re:Work out advice... (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 7 years ago | (#17514558)

Have fun for next hour of constant action because if you aren't on the field the game can't go on.

Honey, that is the story of my LIFE!! (Except ONE hour is cutting it a bit short. They usually like 2 or 3, at a minimum. And of course, I aim to please...)

Give yourself more time to get into the groove, FK. Baby steps. 45 minutes is a lot, and walking on a grade will kick your ass. And if you manage not to get shin splints, then you're a hell of a lot luckier than I am!!

I recommend mixing up the cardio a bit. Whether it's a bike or elliptical trainer, rowing machine or whatever -- have at least TWO options that are completely acceptable in case all the machines of one are occupied or broken or you just need a break from one for a day.

Be patient with yourself. Be in it for the long haul -- not a sprint. Consider it a change of lifestyle & the establishment of a new habit -- not a process that you are going through to reach a goal. If you simply accept that working out is something you're always gonna do for the rest of your life, eventually you'll get to those goals.

I'll stop now before I get tempted to break out the pompons.

....Bethanie....

Re:Work out advice... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17514844)

I'm definitely in it for the long haul, as I have already purchased 3 years. That was to force me not to quit. I do have a 'sprint' expectation, though. I expect within a week to be able to do my cardio and have energy for the day instead of being wiped out. I'm hoping this is just a 'ramp up' to get me into 'workout shape', then things will be better in the afternoon.
Sure, my legs will be like jelly, and I've gotten my sweat on when and after I'm done, but I'm hoping that things will be much better throughout the day. Soreness isn't an issue... energy is what I'm after. Being cut is just a bonus in my mind... I'm after the energy.

My wife gets the shin splints, too. I ran track throughout high school. I don't get them anymore, but I did a bunch back in the day. Walking won't get them... sprinting might. Regardless, my thighs and calves are the only strong muscles on my body, so I'm not too worried about shin splints. Though I have to admit, my ass never hurt when I was sprinting the 100 and 200...

As far as the elliptical and bike and rower... I just haven't asked how they work. Everything now-a-days is based off your heartrate, so I'll probably get someone to intro me to all the machines tonight so I can put in some variety tomorrow. I'll probably need the elliptical, cause my feet are a bit sore.
I have to admit, though, the best part about the gym is the two theaters... one showing movies, one showing sports. My routine is done in no time when you have that much a distraction.....

And pull out them pompoms... I want to see this cheerleader outfit!! ;)

Re:Work out advice... (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 7 years ago | (#17521586)

Definitely try out the elliptical. It'll come in handy for when you get old and your knees give out. :^)

Re:Work out advice... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17521702)

Could only handle 25 in the elliptical today (interval resistance). Ouch.

Re:Work out advice... (1)

Talinom (243100) | more than 7 years ago | (#17515506)

I'll stop now before I get tempted to break out the pompons.

Give into temptation.


And take pictures.

True story. (1)

Talinom (243100) | more than 7 years ago | (#17515548)

I got 6 calls at my desk phone today from a fax machine.

I didn't have caller id, but as I worked at company where everything had their own extention I just transferred the fax to the machine and let it print out.

All of the other Solaris systems administrators stared at me in awe that such a thing could be done.

Sigh.

Re:True story. (1)

SiliconJesus (1407) | more than 7 years ago | (#17516516)

As a Solaris Administrator, I resemble that remark. I don't even answer my phone, and if I have to be in a conf call, I go to someone else's office who knows how to use a phone. I do all my work through email and AIM. If someone calls, I let it go to voicemail as they're usually sales people. If it were a real emergency, they'd aim me.

I think I've figured out the same thing (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 7 years ago | (#17519306)

About my stomach stuff, too. If I sleep in, like on weekends, I can have a huge breakfast and I'm fine for the day. For the couple of days. When the week starts, things get all hinkey.

Then back to the weekend, things get fine again. When I worked at Apple and the day started at 10am, I did very well.

Hm.

Re:I think I've figured out the same thing (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17521556)

I've got medicine to prevent 'intestine spasms', that I thought about taking before I left... but I think its a muscle relaxer, so that could make my gut get all funky.

Same thing happened this morning. Will try to go to bed earlier to prevent it from happening tomorrow...

AM (1)

BandwidthHog (257320) | more than 7 years ago | (#17522520)

I’ve always envied people who could work out early in the morning before work. I’m doing great just to drag my ass out of bed in time to be at work ten minutes late. I did thirty minutes of hard cardio last night and then a short weight session; it was all I could do to peel myself off the couch to get in the shower afterwards. I can’t imagine following a heavy workout with a day at the office unless I start drinking Mountain Dew non-stop again.

So more power to ya, man.

Re:AM (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17522652)

Remember... I don't drink caffeine. I'm the same way, though. In work at 9:30 on most days. I wanted to put an end to it, so I (with extreme difficulty) drag my ass out of bed and force myself into a cardio workout. I'm in a daze with gummy legs trying to get home, and with my stomach, I usually have to sit around for like 30 minutes before my body is ready for a shower. Its actually pretty pathetic.
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