4 and 3/8th inches. From my book workout yesterday, here's a photo showing just how big these books are.
This should keep me out of mischief for a while. I've started Why the West Rules - For Now, and I'm really impressed so far. If you liked Guns, Germs, and Steel, you'll love this.
It's a good thing, I think, that I paid for my spin sessions in advance, because if I hadn't paid for it already I think I would have stayed home. Both legs are feeling creaky and cranky. But the call of the muffins was too strong. Double chocolate expresso and zucchini today. I am helpless in the grip of chocolate muffin lust.
Started the bike easy, trying to warm the legs up, but they weren't having any of it today. No speed and no power. I chugged along, barely breaking a sweat for the entire 2 hours. I felt like I was cheating. I'm not even going to count the run. Barely got started and a big muscle on the side of my left butt cheek started really hurting, so I tried to stretch it and limped back.
It's a good thing I'm not stressed about this compensation thing because it seems to be one thing after another. Still, my experience tells me the only way to get through it is to let these things flare up and have their moment, dialing back if necessary. The massage therapist told me my left leg was way worse than my right after IMC, so I shouldn't be surprised I'm still getting stuff happening, even though my right knee doesn't seem to be bothering me lately. Visiting the prolotherapy doctor tomorrow.
The measure of how poor I did the spin and the run is that the core workout was the star of the show today. Imagine that, me saying my core workout was the good part! Well, except maybe the many pushups. At the moment I am unable to do even one. Maybe holding up the big books will build up my strength.
Swim 1.5 hrs
Bike 3.5 hrs
Run .5 hrs
Total Cardio 5.5 hrs
Core 2.0 hrs.