So you wanna get in shape eh!?
It’s tough to keep fit on Mars. The real Mars that is, here we still have a full Earth gravity so those weights can be annoyingly heavy! But even so, part of living here entails daily workouts. This is partially to get in shape (some of us have lost 20lbs or more!) but also is something of a psychological catharsis. Moving, sweating, jumping, music going. Such things make confinement easier to bear.
One of the most prevalent forms of exercise in the dome involves our poor poor treadmill, which we pretty much have stomped into an early retirement. The motherboard on it gave out once already, which needed to be replaced before it’d go again, but at this point we’re kind of waiting for it to snap in half. Carmel is, far and away, the most run-loving person in here. It’s even money at any hour of the day that she’s on that thing, watching a show while putting the miles behind her. If we didn’t have a prohibition against running at night (crazy loud) she probably wouldn’t sleep either.
Due to her constant running, and then her training for (and finishing) a ...