Friday, May 30, 2008

It's 12 am and what did I do?

I got out of my chair, and did weight training. I felt a little guilty for not running today, probably I underestimated my body's recovery time. I was having a light headache and drinking water all day didn't really helped.

I had to take some paracetamol to fight the headache. It worked a little but wasn't enough. I hate being sick. Surprisingly, TV came to the rescue. I happened to catch 'The Contender' on Channel 5. It's about a bunch of Muaythai kickboxers fighting for the top prize of USD250,000. Each week one is eliminated from the ring. You can read about it here.

It was a great fight at the end, with the UAE kickboxer versus the British kickboxer. If you watched the show, you know there was a lot of tension between the two even before these two met in the ring.

When the fight started, there were lots of blood gushing everywhere and this is actually happening in Singapore! Both gave their all in the ring. It was a close fight, the British lad celebrated too soon thinking he won, but the judges favoured the UAE kickboxer even though 1 point was taken away from him for illegal kicking. It was a great fight.

Anyway, watching that show got me pumped. So I got up, did some warm ups, elevated my heart rate and started to do weight lifting. I never felt so exhilarated for such a long time. I did bicep curls, tricep curls. Focused on my shoulders and deltoids before going to my chests.

With all that upper body training, my headache kinda withered away. I guess all the blood that was stuck in my head just drained away. I did a few pull ups before I cooled down and headed for a cold shower.

Now I am awake and fresh. My appetite is better and my headaches gone. I feel happy! Hahah! Can't wait to go back to running again.


Akira said...

That's interesting...working out at midnight. But actually, I enjoy working out whenever I feel like it and do not normally force myself to it. I would have done the same thing like you if the feeling striked at this awkward hour. I have several times played squash till minutes before midnight.

Fitness | Design Jurulatih said...

Haha yeah. Sometimes our bodies can give us such suggestions at weird hours. It is still healthy though rather than not doing any exercise at all. :)