My butt, shoulders and abs hurt. A good hurt.
That must mean it’s been a successful week so far, right? I recently realized that I was going to the gym just to go to the gym. I felt like I was just putting in time, and I wasn’t feeling or seeing the benefits of my daily visits. I mean, being active is great. And by going, I was being greater than the version of me who would rather sit on the couch. But I wanted more. So I ramped it up this week. And it’s definitely working. I tend to do a quick full body weights workout. This week, I’ve been focusing more time on specific areas of my body. I’ll be continuing like this, I think.
I must go buy a foam roller. A tennis ball just isn’t cutting it anymore.
Any DOMS for you today? Hurts so good
My shins hurt. A bad hurt.
I’m not a runner, although I’d really like to be. I’ll get on the
dread treadmill every so often, to surprise my body with a new routine (I love throwing myself into something that my muscles aren’t expecting). On Monday, I did an interval workout. I went for two minutes on a high incline walk (I think it was 9.0?), then went two minutes at a 7.0 run, for a twenty-minute, sweatacular cardio workout.
It felt GREAT – at the time.
I’ve learned that procrastinating over buying new gym shoes is something I need to smarten up about. For months I’ve been saying, “this weekend I am going to put out the money and buy some new gym shoes.” But then the weekend hits and I’ve got much more exciting things to do then battle with people at the shoe store. But my pair is starting to fall apart, and I’ve come to the conclusion that these broken down babies are causing me more harm than good. I’ve gotta get me some arch support, yo.
Have you ever had shin splints? What was the culprit?
I’m 21 years old, with a college education and a budding career - but let’s face it, I’m a braces wearing 14 year old on the inside. So I’m going to take this brief opportunity to mourn over the fact that One Tree Hill is ending next week.
Don’t laugh, okay? I cried at last night’s episode. I’m sad it’s ending (both the grown up me and the teenaged me).
Am I the only person on the planet still watching it (for only one more week, waaaahh!)?