Saturday, August 25, 2007

Crosstrainer 1

I am now smelly and sweaty and you really wouldn't want to come too close to me. But I have just been on an elliptical trainer which is really interesting.

So, I am now living in an apartment close to college. I share it with four other girls, three of whom are here and one we are expecting to arrive Sunday.

And I am learning all the things one learns when living away from home and parents and siblings.

I have my own room (something I only had when I was quite little before our family grew so much). I have to do my own shopping (good thing I already knew about unit prices). And there are so many things I can now do such as:
Go to the campus gym!

I went there this morning with a roommate and her friend. That was good, because I would probably never enter one of those places by myself. I love exercising, but a roomful of exercising people who probably come here every week, if not every day, is rather intimidating to myself who dislikes large groups of people.

Anyway, the initial going is past, and I now feel like an old pro, at least on the elliptical trainer. As long as you don't watch me stepping off it...
Hopefully now I shall be able to go once a week...or month...or something like that.

For those who don't know what an elliptical trainer is, it is a machine that you climb onto and it kind of imitates walking up and down different things. It's not like a flat treadmill where you run and hurt your feet and slide off of because you can't keep up with it. And it's similar, though not quite, like a Nordic track which is supposed to make you feel like you are skiing and you put these long sticks on your feet which run in two smooth tracks. It's got two shoe sized platform things and it just bobs up and down with you on top.

I was on it for 35 minutes. 30 minutes for exercising and 5 for cooling down.
And now I am hungry.

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