Crushed It!

So yesterday, I made a boo-boo. I broke my elliptical. #crushedittoomuch

Broken Elliptical

I didn’t fall off, which is a miracle, but it did cut my workout a bit short–only got 45 minutes instead of 65. That’s okay. Things happen and workouts get interrupted. The elliptical got me through a lot, though, and according to the tracking number from Amazon, our treadmill is due for delivery on the 17th. Not too long to wait without a home cardio machine.

Guess I’ll just have to go outside in the cold and rain. Bleh. (This is where I tell myself “Suck it up, princess.”)

But today’s a run day, and I intend to start adding in my weekly 10% increase to get me to running a 10k again. If I do that, I’ll be more than used to running the distance again by the end of the semester and the race I intend to run in May.

(Remember, ten percent is often considered the safest increase you can do in almost any kind of workout. More than 10% a week, and you can risk injury. You have been warned.)

After that, we’re having a few people over for my Nerdy-Thirty birthday party, where there will be lightsaber fighting, video games, novelty t-shirt contests, and other such geekery into the wee hours.

I’m sure there will be pictures.

All in all, this weekend looks to be pretty nice. You guys and gals have any awesome/geektastic plans?

B.J. Keeton

B.J. Keeton

B.J. is a geek, gamer, podcaster, and livestreamer. He has been the co-host of the Geek to Geek podcast since 2016, and he helped start the Geek to Geek Media Network. His biggest pet peeve is when someone spells Wookiee with only one E. One time, he told his friends he liked vegetables maybe more than he did Star Wars, and they made him put a dollar in the jar. That should tell you everything you need to know about him. Find him on Twitter as @professorbeej or on Discord as @professorbeej#1337.

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  1. Nazaniel

    Not sure if you know this as you’ve said you’re fairly new to running, but there are actually 2 rules 🙂

    1. Don’t increase your weekly mileage (over all of your training combined) by more than 10% a week
    2. Don’t run more than 50% of your weekly mileage in a single run

    The second one is actually really important for not injuring yourself when you’re training for longer distances.

    • B.J. Keeton

      I learned that the hard way, Naz. I was running about 12 miles a week early in the summer of last year, and I had one day where I went 7 in one day.

      It completely screwed my left knee up, and I was so unbelievably tired afterward–outside of the knee pain–that I had to pretty much start from square one when I could get back to the gym. It sucked, but I learned that there’s no need for 50+% in one session. The treadmill/track will always be there.

  2. B.J. Keeton

    I didn’t make it to the 5k yesterday like I had planned. It was raining so hard that I only got 1.13 miles until I had to stop because I couldn’t see where I was going and I was tripping through puddles. Running through a light rain would have been one thing, but when I lost visibility and my footing, there was just no way I could do it.

    Today or tomorrow, though. It’ll be fantastic.

  3. Melissa Ryan

    You weren’t kidding when you said you broke your elliptical. Poor sad machine. 🙁

    • B.J. Keeton

      I know! I broke the crap out of it!


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