Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Heating has gone on Strike!

My house is absolutely freezing. The ducted heating has decided to stop working. The pilot light is working but no matter what I do I cannot make the thermostat rise above 14deg and I AM COLD! I'm currently wearing a jumper, sweatshirt and Kathmandu fleecy jacket and I'm about to go to bed where it's warm. It's a nice warm water bed. I've tried ringing the ACTEWAGL emergency number but that's only if there's a gas leak - nope, not the case. In fact I can't find anything wrong. Maybe during office hours tomorrow I'll try to seek other help. Mr B, where are you when I need you? I know the answer to that - wallowing in 30deg sunshine in France - grrrr!

This morning I went to the gym again and worked on my chest/back/shoulders as follows:

Lateral pulldown - 3 x 12 (25kg)
Cable seated row - 3 x 12 (45kg)
DB Chest press - 1 x 12; 1 x 11; 2 x 6 (20lb) - yes, I was having problems lifting weights this morning. Where did all my strength go?
Pec Dec Fly - 3 x 12 (15kg)
DB Shoulder Press - 1 x 12; 2 x 10 (10lb)
Back Extension - 2 x 15
Modified Plank - 1 x 45 secs; 2 x 50secs
Bicycle crunches - 3 x 15
Crunches - 3 x 15

Of course I was late for work again!

And Tuggeranong Don, in response to your question, a windtrainer is actually an indoor piece of equipment that I mount my bike on to hold it in place . The rear wheel is locked in position and you climb on the bike and pedal madly in one spot and still have the ability to change the front gears to make it tougher. It's a bit like the stationary bikes in the gym except you use your own bike. It's great when you don't want to cycle outdoors early on cold mornings!

Early start tomorrow for hill runs so off to my nice warm bed. Goodnight!

1 comment:

  1. I did actually open this posting at 6.50pm but didn't write it until 11pm so no I didn't go to bed at 7pm - fat chance!!