Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Pump it Up. Until You Can Feel It.

I can only assume that cat tormenting would burn so many calories, the Map My Run people couldn't even count that high.

My training season officially starts this week. This year, I'm doing something a little different. I am going to try and get computers for all 6 of my bikes and I'm also trying to get as many of my work-outs as possible recorded on Map My run. That doesn't include the at least 2.5 hours a week I spend bike commuting, because I usually don't go that hard...Unless, of course, I'm riding after 11 inches of snow fell the day before and I have to be in my easiest gear just to get up a hill.

Anyway, I was going through the Map My Run field of options for work-outs to make sure I could time a bike trainer work-out and add my lap and open water swims as well. I found out they have more options than I can imagine. I can even choose cyclo-cross racing. Cool.

The other day, I was reading aloud some of the more ridiculous options to John and we were laughing our asses off. As examples, lawn mower riding, rest days, playing a musical instrument and insanity are all options for work-outs. Huh. I wonder how many calories they think you burn per hour of being insane. Would depression burn less calories than a delusional disorder or schizophrenia? If you had a multiple personality disorder, would you multiply your calories burned by however many different personalities you were dealing with?

My favorite category, though, was "intimacy". We wondered if that meant emotional intimacy, and if so, many men would be losing tons of water weight sweating that out. If it meant physical intimacy, John wondered which positions would burn the most calories. I thought it would be hilarious to invite all of your family members to be your Map My Run friends and only log your "intimacy" work-outs. Then when you showed up all cranky at Christmas, they could check Map My Run and give you that knowing look of, "Only two work-outs this month? No wonder!"


rel said...

OMG girl you crack me up. High on endorphins? Yes, yes, yes.
BTW there is an exercise program called Insanity, but you probably already knew that. I too am starting training mode. I'm signed up for the Buffalo 1/2 marathon in may, then the 18.12 race in Sackett's Harbor, NY the weekend before Labor day. Finally my daughter and I are going to enter the lottery for a chance to run in the Marine Corps Marathon the end of October.
Living life 'til the end.

Churlita said...

Rel, good for you. Way to keep at it. My daughter told me about the insanity work-out, but I like thinking it's the other kind better. Ha ha.