Reading on the Elliptical

I had done a short but intense workout on the elliptical earlier, then sat down at my computer to get some work done.  My daughter, who has barely touched the elliptical, grabbed a book, and did a hands-free, slow-paced workout for over 80 minutes.  I was impressed.

When she was done, I grabbed a book I’ve been meaning to read, and tried the same thing.  It was difficult at first due to the motion.  After figuring out the best way to keep the book stationary, I was able to get into the book and read a chapter.  I did 51 minutes, at a slower pace, but I still burned 440 calories.  I could have done it longer, but I don’t want to be up too late tonight.

If you’re curious, I was reading The Phoenix Exultant: The Golden Age, Volume 2 (The Golden Age).  Yeah, I’m a sci-fi geek.