I just flew in from E3, and boy are my legs tired. Yeah, legs. What, did you think this was a joke? No. The first thing I did upon getting home, you see, was spend an hour on the exercise bike. That exercise regimen I started up a month ago? I’ve actually managed to stick with it every single day for, by my count, 26 days. I’d be at a full month now if E3 hadn’t taken me away for three days and plopped me in a hotel more concerned with looking rustic and Moroccan than in offering guest amenities like an exercise room. And no way was I jogging in L.A. — if the humidity and pollution didn’t kill me, the aggressive, wild-eyed homeless guy who stinks of human feces would have instead.
Anyway, it’s good to be back in the routine. Honestly, my legs feel better tonight for having exercised. I spent my entire time at the LACC feeling stiff and slightly achy for not stretching them enough. Working out has become the one thing I totally look forward to every evening; I’ve moved my way up from that painful first day and my desperately agonizing twelve-minute/four-mile workout to 50-55 minutes and 18 or 19 miles every time. And where at first I struggled to deal with 3/8 resistance, now I spend most of my time at 3/8 or 4/8 and jump up to max resistance for short sprints. I don’t have a scale, so I can’t weigh myself, but I’m about to have to take in my belt another notch (the second since I bought this belt in February), so it must be having some effect. And I’m in a consistently better mood, too, with far less time spent in the doldrums.
Why didn’t you people tell me exercise was so good for me sooner? Jerks.
Anyway, you don’t really deserve it after letting me down like that, but we’ve recorded one of the best episodes of Retronauts ever. It’s not the usual crew or the usual format, but I think that’s part of what makes it so good — it was something different, and we had to keep it quick and punchy to make room for 1UP Yours. I had been considering closing down the podcast, since the existing format has really run its course… but now I think I want to use this episode as a springboard to revitalize it. We shall see!