I don't know what they're talking about with the whole "exercise is invigorating" BS. Maybe my endorphin phactory is broken.
I've exercised three days in a row (am not tomorrow, I'll tell ya that!) and I am P-O-O-P-E-D.

I'd write more, but I'm too tired.


John the Scientist said...

There is no skin on my left second knuckle (a sure sign I hit with the right part of my fist), but I feel gooood....

As someone who ran 8.5 miles on Monday and who is still skating on an endorphin high from last night, I'll keep my mouth shut from here on out.


Anne C. said...

I'd say "Die! Die! Die!" but I think one of us has the advantage here, and it's not me.


John the Scientist said...

C'mon, I survived the black belt test at Greg Smith's Tae Kwon Do in Hagerstown. Half those guys were guards at MCTC, half were state cops and most were former USMC (and we shared the building with Cobra, the school run by then-Hagerstown City Police Chief Paul Wood).

For my 1st degree, I had to fight 6 rounds of 1:1 (fresh guy each round), then a round each of 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1.

That left a mark I tell you, and it wasn't just physical.


Anne C. said...

Bragging, I see. ;)

I've only been this active for a little while. I ran regularly for a while starting when I moved to CO (but I'm a natural runner and I didn't "train" for anything or push too far out of my 3-4 mile limits). Then I did tai chi for a few years. Most recently, I started going to a gym and doing weight training (and running semi-regularly again) a year and a half ago. That, I started because I was dating a fairly active guy and I wanted to be able to keep up with him. When we stopped seeing each other, I continued because I'd like an active lifestyle in my prospective mate.

Prior to that, I was under the mistaken impression that I'm "not athletic." Phooey on that!

kimby said...

I just spent the last two days teaching a group of 5-7 year olds. We did theater games, improv and writing skill exercises. THEY EXHAUST ME.

these are little kids...and i had teenagers to "help" out.

I don't know about endorphins...but after all the jumping around...all i really want..is a nap.

(i used to be athletic. I used to absail, hike, bike, canoe..i taught cold weather survival...i played hockey, baseball and soccer...but now a group of 5 year olds is enough to kill me. Clearly I am getting old. BTW..i am no longer athletic. AT ALL)

kimby said...

I forgot to add..that to sum it up...I am with you...no endorphins for me...just give me a pillow.

MWT said...

Heh, one five year old is enough to take me down. :p She's pretty hyperactive though, with an extra short attention span for anything that involves sitting quietly. She likes wrestling a lot more.

As for exercising, I find it works better to go every other day or every third day, so I have time to recuperate in between.

Jeri said...

I think the endorphins start kicking in after you build a sufficient endurance base. I'm not sure, though... that's not firsthand knowledge. ;)

John the Scientist said...

"but I'm a natural runner and I didn't "train" for anything or push too far out of my 3-4 mile limits"

For myself, I find the runners high / second wind to kick in somewhere between miles 4 and 5. Monday I found that there's a third wind - I'm out of shape, but I got a burst of endorphins somewhere around mile 7. When I get in shape, I expect that to move out somewhere around mile 10. I usually don't run more than 8 - 9 miles at a time, so the existence of the third wind has heretofore been unknown to me.

Random Michelle K said...

First, maybe reduce your workout a bit for a couple days and see how you feel.

Second, it's possible you're fighting off some sort of illness, which would make you feel crappy.

Remember! Exercise helps to boost your immunity!

Random Michelle K said...

And John, you're starting to sound like Jim.

Just sayin'


Anne C. said...

Michelle, I believe the "just sayin'" postscript comes after something that will potentially offend. Being compared to Jim is not generally considered offensive (unless, of course, you're referring to his sunny disposition ;).

I generally do wait a day between exercising, like MWT says, but this was a special case (reg. workout + social exercise opportunity). I'll probably go back to every other day, but I think it's good to push the limits sometimes.

Random Michelle K said...

I meant about Jim being a Mary Sue. :)

Anne C. said...

I know. :)

John the Scientist said...

Oh c'mon, Michelle, it's not like I'm claiming to do 8 6-minute miles. Takes me a good 75 minutes to do 8 miles. Like I said, I'm out of shape.


Anne C. said...

John, that just means you're a potential Mary Sue -- pre-getting-into-shape-montage. ;)

John the Scientist said...

So when do I slip into Mary-Sue land? 64 minutes? ;-)

Random Michelle K said...

So when do I slip into Mary-Sue land? 64 minutes?

One more comment like that. :)

John the Scientist said...

Whooo hooo - 5 miles, 40.5 minutes!

Couldn't keep it up for 8 miles, but hey!

And Michelle - :p

Anne C. said...

Ah. Taunting. Not a Mary Sue trait, I have to point out. You're supposed to be modest, yet confident.

Close, but no cigar. [/cue Groucho Marx impersonation]

John the Scientist said...

Yes I'm taunting - I've been fighting the Mary Sue label. I yam, what I yam, in the words of Popeye. Plus, what fun is the UCF if you can't taunt Michelle? ;-)

(I can't taunt Nathan anymore since he manned up and ate 臭豆腐 with me).

And I got up late today, so only 2.5 miles before work, means I've got to do 5.5 tonight :(

(I try to do 4 and 4 - or substitute one run for 15 rounds on the heavy bag - on workdays, I only get in 8 or 9 straight on the weekends.)