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Steven / November 13, 2008 2:17 AM

Lifting glasses and tying my shoes.

Dubi / November 13, 2008 4:58 AM

Riding my sweet bicycle.

Cheryl / November 13, 2008 9:46 AM

Herding cats.

annie / November 13, 2008 10:03 AM

I ride my bike to the gym and do a light workout, and I mean light. I lift some weights and I try to do 2.5 on the tread mill, I can only run for 5 minutes at a time and then I need a break..but I'm trying. I also try to take some kind of ass kicking class at my gym once a week and then yoga once a week..I dig the yoga, that is my kind of "workout". and then I ride home, plus I'm car-less so I walk or ride my bike everywhere.

jt / November 13, 2008 10:26 AM

kitchen sink workout- a bit of yoga, walking, pilates, hiking, home-style weight lifting. gyms in my neighborhood are very expensive so winter could be tough...

Jasmine / November 13, 2008 10:30 AM

"Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lie down until the urge passes." (Robert Hutchins)

jon / November 13, 2008 10:32 AM

2 or 3 times a week i ride out to work in the suburbs - its about 25 miles roundtrip. definitely beats a gym membership and saves cta fare.

Jeremiah / November 13, 2008 10:37 AM

I ride my bike 6 miles round trip everyday to my studio.

Teddy / November 13, 2008 10:51 AM

Usually with the 16 oz. lift of a silver bullet. If I'm feeling bold, a 40 oz. lift. If I really feeling like punishing myself, nothing beats a solid round of Edward FortyHands with a 40 oz. duct taped to each hand!

Sara / November 13, 2008 11:01 AM

My boyfriend and I have been using Wii Fit for the past couple of months. I try to do some cardio before dinner and some yoga/balance exercises before bed.

Spook / November 13, 2008 11:14 AM

Well as Village People both elaborately and brilliantly
pointed out in song that "It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A-! They have everything thing that you need to enjoy! You can hang out with all the booooooys!",

I can't comment on the above because I’ve never stayed there.

But I will say that it's sure fun to work out at my locale YMCA. And while I don't hang out with any body there, I have noticed that the trixziods, chadziods, and bearded local artists types stay on one side of the room, while "the macho macho" men, "the I wanna be a macho man" Latino’s and I pretty much keep to the side with the free weights, although I do shift to the other side to do crunches and use the resistance machines as I am neither of the above.

I am thinking of getting together a neighborhood basket ball team to enter the YMCA
tournament, because I will get to relive some glory days as the star of my team!

"good times" as they say "good times" at the YMCA

charlie / November 13, 2008 11:37 AM

I am a lifelong cyclist of all stripes but for the past 8 months I have been running 3-4 times a week for 3-6 miles.

Much more like work but I seem to enjoy it.

nona / November 13, 2008 11:43 AM

I don't need to excercise anymore. Obama's going to make my abs rock solid and my muscles strong.

I mean, he is our savior, right?

hop / November 13, 2008 12:50 PM

My gym has been closed for repairs since May, so I'm sort of SOL. I ride to work when the weather permits it, then go home and walk the dog or take her for a 2.28 mile run. Sometimes I play wii fit. And I always, always say that I'll do sit-ups but it never happens. So long six-pack abs, hello six-pack of beers.

Jill / November 13, 2008 2:18 PM

Nia and yoga classes mainly. Some running, but I'm not a cold-weather runner. I've also gone back to doing the Yourself Fitness video game, and since I've gained a few pounds recently, I've strapped the fucking pedometer back on. 10,000 steps is tough some days.

Josh / November 13, 2008 3:18 PM

I bicycle 15 miles a day. 7 ½ miles each way to-and-from the office. Temperature doesn't matter, but rain or snow will force me to drive. I also have a Gym 1000 system that I use every other day for weight lifting.

For some reason, when my car is in need of repair and I'm without a vehicle for a few days, I'm OK with it. However, if the same thing happens to my bicycle, I feel empty and get into a slight panic.

shira / November 13, 2008 4:19 PM

Running 3-4 times a week, 2 1/2 -3 3/4 mi runs. Elliptical machine, bike, plyo, or yoga 3 days a week.

robbing banks, and the Extreme Smugness Workout - respectively, 3x month and 24/7.

kate / November 13, 2008 4:32 PM

My job consists of riding my bike and walking around.

I also go on the occasional run and participate in ridiculous bike races that freak out the squares.

Did a triathlon this past summer and plan on doing it again next year.

Leelah / November 13, 2008 7:52 PM

This year, it has been running... lots of running since I trained for (and completed) the Chicago Marathon. Since the marathon, I've been running (not much more than 3-4 miles at a shot) and the elliptical since it's cold, and I'm back at the gym.

Next year, I'm planning on a triathlon because I hope to never run 26.2 miles ever again.

p / November 14, 2008 12:06 AM


we're so jacked from the boneyard we're going to do a triathlon! owr self-esteems r at all-time highs!

Gaigen / November 14, 2008 11:07 AM

Throwing caution to the wind, pressing my luck, running from my responsibilities and the ol' squat thrusts, IF you know what I mean and I think you do.

Actually going to the gym three days a week and running both on the treadmill and outside.

Oh, and can we stop with the "Obama is the savior" semi-sacastic remarks It's played out. No one who supported him thinks he's going to cure every societal ill. What the fuck is wrong with supporting a person strongly who you believe will do some good?

Rich / November 14, 2008 11:23 AM

Oh, man...that is something else.

Obama has already broken campaign promises regarding lobbyists in his White House.

Obama accomplished more in his one press conference last week than he did in years in the Senate.

And your complaint is the "savior semi-sarcastic" remarks?

The remarks will be played out when Obama's supporters take their blinders off.

I run 3 times per week...3-5 miles...and I bike to my train.

thought police / November 14, 2008 1:03 PM

...but apparently what hasn't been played is the growing

annie / November 14, 2008 1:04 PM

I forgot to mention that my favorite way to get a workout is, well, naked!! wink wink

moody / November 14, 2008 1:37 PM

old school floor exercises (push ups are great stress busters and are so simple), walking (don't own a car), and my lovely bike (when weather permits)

Irisheyes1212 / November 14, 2008 2:22 PM

Yoga 2-3 times a week, elliptical and weights in between. And an almost daily dose of good ol lovin. Hell yea.

TKO / November 14, 2008 5:00 PM

Dance classes and yoga. Sure beats going to the gym.

Gaigen / November 14, 2008 5:11 PM

...but apparently what hasn't been played is the growing

I liked it better when it was called "REAGAN" who they're STILL worshipping. Talk about "messiah"...

fluffy / November 14, 2008 6:09 PM

I used to get my exercise in Chicago by walking a lot. Now that I'm in Texas, I haven't exercised. I might take up running and doing some yoga at home.

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