Thursday, November 13, 2008

How To Cool Down After a Workout

The other day I was huffing and puffing away on my elliptical machine and wondering what on earth possessed me to eat half of what I have consumed over the course of the past year (or two). As I was coming to the end of my 2 1/2 miles, I reached for my water bottle to get a big swig before hitting the results button that tells me how many calories I have burned. This is the digital equivalence of a pat on the back and, Lord knows, I will take what I can get. Not one to slack off until I have reached the very end, I kept on ellipticalling (yes, I did just make that word up) while attempting to drink from a nearly full bottle of water. It was as I was guzzling that the arm of the machine hit my elbow and I was instantly SHOWERED with cool and refreshing Publix brand spring water. Oh, yes...I am the embodiment of all things graceful. Not only were my face and the front of my shirt showered but so were my nasal passages and, I'm pretty sure, my bronchial tubes. And of course I started laughing out loud because that is what I do when anyone, myself included, does something stooooopid!

So, there you have it...a new and wonderful idea you can use to enhance your own workouts. Just promise that you will think of me when you do it.


Brad Ruggles November 13, 2008 at 8:31 AM  

So were you at the gym or at home when this happened?

My wife has been bugging me for us to get an elliptical at home but I'm pretty sure I would do something like you did or worse if I was on it!

Beth Brawley Taylor November 13, 2008 at 8:37 AM  

At home. Thankfully we have a mat under the machine to catch the sweat and the occasional water shower. I am sure you will be more graceful!