I’ve had a cold for the past two days. Most of the day, either of my nostrils is blocked and the other is a bit runny. I survived the day at work, but was looking forward to my workout at night. Usually, when I go to the gym, however bad I am feeling (colds, migraines, soreness), most of my symptoms disappear when I’m in the middle of my workout.
So I rushed home, did my foam rolling, then cycled to the gym. A few meters out from the building, I felt a few spots of rain. It’s been raining off and on for the past few days here in Manila, and it has been very humid. Maybe that’s why I became susceptible to developing a cold. I parked and locked my bike, and off to the gym I went.
I put on my earphones, played some good heavy music, and went into my workout, not talking or even greeting anybody I happened to know at the gym. I was just focused on doing my lower body workout; deadlifts, Bulgarian split squats, goblet squats, reverse woodchops, and planks. I didn’t care about making some noise at the peak gym hour after work; the clanging of the barbell as it hits the ground in the deadlifts, nor the grunts and other noises I made as I aimed to get all my reps. The familiar woozy feeling after each set of deadlifts can be addictive.
With nary a word, I went back to the locker room, changed my sweat-soaked shirt, and then headed back out to cycle home. Alas, it was raining by that time. I had no choice but to cycle in the rain. Gladly, I had some ziplock bags in my backpack in which I could put my phone and music player. I’m glad it’s only about 2 km to the gym; any longer and I would have been soaking wet by the time I got home.
Pics were taken just after I got home.