Treadmill walk: Late night, tired

I was lazy and/or doing other stuff today and as the clock ticked toward midnight I feared not my coach turning into a pumpkin, but breaking the completion of my daily activity rings.

This would not do.

And so at the late hour of 10:53 p.m. I did a 30-minute workout. I felt a bit tired, but muddled through with a pace of 9:17/km (below the estimated pace the treadmill had of 9:13/km) and a higher BPM as my body clearly wanted to nap instead of work out. Still, I did it and there’s that. I also returned to an incline setting of 4 to get mah burn on.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 9:03/km (9:21/km)
Time: 35:17 (30:03)
Distance: 3.89 km (3.21 km)
Calories burned: 309 (257)
BPM: 127 (129)

Making Art Everyday 2022 No. 15: Pizza

I originally started with something stylized, then opted for full cartoon pizza.

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Tools used:
- iPad Pro 12.9"
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- Apple Pencil

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Making Art Everyday 2022 No. 14: Smoothie

I spent so much time on the paper cut effect, I kind of skimped on the actual smoothie. Oops.

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- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Procreate
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Making Art Everyday 2022 No. 13: Mac and cheese

I don’t know why, but a creature made of macaroni with a wedge of cheese for its head seemed like the right call for this one.

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Tools used:
- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Procreate
- Apple Pencil

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Making Art Everyday 2022 No. 12: Pretzel

Whoops, fell behind a wee bit again. Here’s a glowing pretzel…in space!

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Tools used:
- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Procreate
- Apple Pencil

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Treadmill walk: Slower, longer and cut

Today’s treadmill walk started with a bit of a debacle. While poking at the iPad sitting in the tablet holder, I put my other hand on the shelf holding the fan and put just a little too much pressure on it, causing the shelf to pull off from the wall. I tried to reseat it on the two screws that hold it in place, but only succeeded in dropping one of the screws behind the treadmill, in the corner. I fished it out, proceeded to do the exact same thing, then said, “Screw it!” (geddit?) and jury-rigged a temporary fan holder by stacking the two laptop/eating tray on each other. It didn’t really work well.

After this, I opted to skip videos and just listen to music, but since I already had the iPad up, I streamed Scissor Sister’s album Ta-Dah and followed along with the lyrics. The album is just over 51 minutes long, so that’s how long I worked out. I also made another change–keeping the incline set to zero, to see what impact it had on BPM/calories burned and such. Here’s the verdict, based on my sample of one:

BPM: No difference
Pace: Slower, but not dramatically so
Calories burned: Noticeably lower. At 30 minutes, I had burned 225 calories, a little over two-thirds less.

I’m undecided at the moment, but may go back to an incline of 4, which feels like a good medium between the extremes. And the math checks out.

The workout itself went fine, and I never found myself flagging, though I did slow a bit through the middle section.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 9:03/km (9:21/km)
Time: 35:17 (30:03)
Distance: 3.89 km (3.21 km)
Calories burned: 309 (257)
BPM: 127 (129)

Making Art Everyday 2022 No. 11: Breakfast food

I was originally going to do a sausage and egg muffin (mmm) but then I accidentally read some info about their nutrition level and felt bad, so I did a bowl of cereal instead. And made it pink, sugary cereal, with a Gum Gum Person in it, because why not?

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Tools used:
- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Procreate
- Apple Pencil

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Treadmill walk: The not being washed away edition

In which I keep nice and dry while another atmospheric river dumps Emmerich-levels of rain outside. Today I watched another pair of videos, coming in at a little over 30 minutes. I toyed with keeping the incline at zero, but ended up going with 4 again. Maybe I’ll try zero next time–not because I think it will be easier, just that if it makes no difference in terms of the workout, I’d rather run the treadmill flat.

For some reason, my active calories dropped significantly. Weird. I did lose 1.5 pounds a day ago, maybe that’s throwing the calculation off somehow?

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 9:03/km (9:21/km)
Time: 35:17 (30:03)
Distance: 3.89 km (3.21 km)
Calories burned: 309 (257)
BPM: 127 (129)

Making Art Everyday 2022 No. 10: Sandwich

I wanted to do a cartoon sandwich and for some reason ended up with this nightmare-inducing monstrosity. I like it!

Since I drew it face-on, it was a bit tricky to show what was on the sandwich (and wouldn’t everything slide out of its, er, butt, anyway?) so I might try a different approach if another sandwich-style prompt comes up.

The background is supposed to make you think of mustard.
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Tools used:
- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Procreate
- Apple Pencil

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Making Art Everyday 2022 No. 9: Corn

A few days late due to acting out one of those gas/bloating/IBS TV ads in real life. Cramps all day and night are not fun!

Prompt #9 is CORN. You might think there is something Zen about drawing a million kernels of corn on a cob, but nope! I did get into the zone off and on while drawing them, though. It kind of hurts my eyes to stare at this.

This was 100% Dry Brush, save for the background.

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Tools used:
- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Procreate
- Apple Pencil

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Treadmill walk: What is going on?

Why am I going on the treadmill so much all of a sudden? Secret New Year resolution? Beats being in the rain/snow/hellfire? Finally gave into the guilt of seeing the treadmill just sitting there, sad and alone? All of the above?

Whatever it is, I did another workout today while watching Let’s Game It Out’s videos on Police Simulator and Raft. Both served well for my 34-minute workout, which was almost fun or something. Weird! So far, I’m liking funny videos for working out. It adds a nice flavor to what would otherwise be horrible and monotonous, more so than listening to music, I think. Music is nice for outdoor walks or runs because you have scenery and trees and stuff.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 9:03/km (9:21/km)
Time: 35:17 (30:03)
Distance: 3.89 km (3.21 km)
Calories burned: 309 (257)
BPM: 127 (129)