Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Well I did indeed go to the gym tonight. My plan was to do a good stretch session first, focusing on my calves and shins, and that's what I did. Then the plan was to do walk/run intervals until I started to have serious pain in my shins, which is also what I did, but I hate that I had to do it.
I ended up on the treadmill tonight because the indoor track was super full and I didn't feel like bobbing and weaving through so many other people. I don't think that had anything to do with the cramping - I think it's just something I'm going to have to gradually work through. And I'm hoping that when I can get those new shoes, that's going to be a major fix.
After the cramping got serious, I moved to the recumbent bike as the ellipticals were also all full. That helped quite a bit as it moved the focus to my quads and I was able to maintain good cardio by adjusting the resistance in addition to rpm's. It was boring as hell, though, and I missed the track. I'm really looking forward to being in shape enough to move it down to the waterfront at least once a week.
I'm feeling super negative this week. I know it's partially the pain and also partially fear. I'm afraid that I won't be able to run because of something structural and I've really set my focus on running. I need to get in to the doc to see if this is in fact the case because if it is, I obviously need to reassess my plans and goals. At any rate, I'm looking forward to some kind of mood lift, and soon! I was invited to take a Zumba class on Friday with a co-worker and I might overcome my self-consciousness enough to do it...