|It hurts...a lot!|
Therefore, I switched to doing a bit of treadmill running and some light weight exercises. I didn't have to join a gym because the complex where I live has a little gym facility which is included in the rent, and it has a treadmill, elliptical running machine, and a multi-exercise device. Started doing the treadmill for a couple of days, doing about 25 min of jogging followed by a few reps on the weight machine. Of course, now my knee is starting to hurt a bit, so I think I will do the elliptical next week.
I haven't really been pushing myself, mind you. Push ups were every other day on a slowly increasing repetition count, and even the running I was doing every other day. I had tried to run outdoors, but frankly, the humidity and the heat during August/September in Central Florida is crushing punishment on the neophyte exercise-person (can't think of a better word...athlete is not a word I would use to describe myself).
Well, aside from these channels that you can create, Pandora comes with a bunch of pre-assembled playlists, and their newest creation are the Workout playlists, which are further sub-divided into 80s, Electronica, etc. So, for me it is a simple matter of clicking on the 80s list, and off I go on the treadmill, jogging to Rick Springfield, Wang Chun, Bryan Adams, and others. It has commercials, but you are not paying for anything, so a little clip every 4 or 5 songs is something I can absolutely tolerate. One thing that would make it better is if there was a "mix" feature, whereby songs would fade out/in to the next one, specially in these workout channels, since it would keep the rhythm going.
Hoping that I can stick to some reasonable exercise regimen to complement the studying...imagine, being in better shape and pass the bar at the same time. Wow.