Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Running-The Miracle Cure

Between Sunday's hike and not sleeping well, I was exhausted yesterday.  I debated on taking another night off or pushing through it and going to the gym.  I asked my wonderful MyFitnessPal friends for their opinion, and the general consensus was to take a break.  So I did.

Another thing, my calves are on fire. I was almost concerned that maybe I had injured the right one, because it hurts so bad.  When I got to the gym, I stretched the best I could before getting on the treadmill.  I warmed up with a 7 minute run at 4.5 mph.  The very weird thing is that, once again, once I started running, the pain stopped!  I just don't get it.  I like it, but I don't get it. 

After the warm up, I hit the mat and started the circuit training.  I worked my arms and abs, but gave my legs a break.  My brother-in-law lent me his Garmin, so it was interesting to see my heart rate while transitioning from one exercise to the next since there is supposed to be virtually no rest in between.  Overall it was an hour-long workout.

I was hoping to get to zumba at the church, but alas, my husband started working on my mother's car which was parked behind me.  So I stayed put.  I bought a new pair of dance sneakers over the weekend, so I'm just itching to try them out.  But with my calves, maybe it's for the better than I didn't get to go.

I should be going to sleep, and I will; but first, I'm going to do my sunset yoga workout and put some Icy Hot on my legs.  Hopefully I can inch the scale down a little bit more if I don't take any more time off.  I'd like to drop at least one more pound before the big 4-0 on Saturday. 

The big 4-0.  Running may cure pain, but it can't stop the 4-0 from coming.  Bummer!

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