I have a couple of Facebook friends who are gym rats.
You know the type – they post their little check-ins when they get to the gym of their choice – because if you don’t check in with Facebook, it doesn’t ‘count.’ They detail how many reps they did of this exercise or that one, and how fabulous they look. Sometimes, they offer up complaints of this soreness or that one from their exertions, anecdotes of locker room hysteria, or even “This guy was appreciative of my quads…maybe I should have asked for his number…”
Gym life…is actually a LIFE, complete with highs and lows and social expectations and anxieties.
Now, the Gym Life isn’t for me, but those who commit to this discipline are still having a damn good LIFE. If the endorphin rush you get from repeatedly stressing your body to its muscular limits makes you happy…fabulous. Keep at it, and don’t let anyone dissuade you from enjoying yourself.
Now that I’ve laid the groundwork…
I have this one friend who is a gym rat. He posts often enough about Leg Day.
Leg Day. You hate leg day, but you never skip leg day…because it’s LEG Day!
Here’s how I do leg day.
I don’t hate leg day, though – I enjoy it…because that means my dragons can stand on their own.
I’m trying a different weave for my dragons’ legs. Before, I’ve used a captured bead frame, and wired the legs for stability. Earlier this week, I dug out the tutorial for Captive Inverted Round (CIR) and made a couple of short strands to experiment with.
I’m loving CIR. It’s a bit of a fussy weave, and the three connection/terminus points may make for a new challenge in attaching the leg to the body – but the weave is structural on its own, without the need for wire support.
I need another leg day to continue my experiments. With all the household stuff (laundry, groceries, dishes) and having a voting day and the SQO’s mother’s birthday this week, I’ve been banned from my workbench for anything longer than a few minutes to glance longingly at the leg bits and half-constructed dragon form.
I might just have to go to the gym 🙂