Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Doing penance

With my heel injury I have been forced to seek out alternatives to running while I recover, which has been slow. I may have to grit through it before it is all said and done. But I went to the gym and there is the elliptical machine. Now I gritted through 4 miles on Sunday and another 3.5 miles on Monday. But I really would rather jam an ice pick into my neck then do stationary cardio machines. The boredom factor is beyond calculation for me. It must be penance. From my Catholic upbringing I have this sort of scene going through my head:

Rob: Forgive me father for I have sinned it has been "X" days since my last confession

Father: Why don't you tell me about it my son

Rob: Well Father, I have ....... (come on I am not going to post the sins, please)

Father: Well that sounds pretty troubling my son, I think a few months on the elliptical machine might be in order.

Rob: Nooooooo!!!!!

A little melodramatic, but I am sure there are people out there nodding their heads right now.


This morning I did 400 meters in the pool. It is amazing that I can weigh myself on wake up and then after a swim and I will lose 2.5 pounds when I don't feel like I am working as hard as when I am running.


Elkerette said...

*nods head*

Do you want my mother to light a candle for you at Church? My mum is so Catholic she goes to Mass twice a week and lights candles for each of her four heathen children :)

Rob said...

I think my mom is already doing that but one more can't hurt. How are you doing in your recovery??

Tom said...

Raised Catholic, those experiences are very real--except for the elliptical machine part. With pool workouts we don't notice the calorie burn because our bodies are cool. Recover soon.