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Walkin' Wednesday

Friday, April 27, 2012

This week I didn't get out to do my " interval training" on Monday night. Instead I did a 75 minute Hot Yoga session. This is new for me too. I do enjoy the yoga but find I am getting cramps in my feet. The yoga instructor told me that is normal for a newbie and told me a few things to try to alleviate it. The next morning I woke to aches in my chest and shoulder area. UGH... why does anything "good" for me seem to hurt so much. HA!! (age, maybe??? --LOL) My good friend Lisa, is a massage therapist. I called her to see if I could get in for a quick 30 minute massage to get rid of the "icki-ness" I was feeling in my shoulders and chest. She didn't have room in her schedule but told me some things to do and she too assured me that it was normal to feel that way from all the cobras and downward dog positions. **sigh**

So Tuesday night I decide to get out to do the 7 intervals of 4 min run/1 min walk. Ummmm.. Yeah.. Right! Mental or not, it was not happening. I tried. I walked and ran but not necessarily those intervals. Later that evening my knees were really bothering me. Ok.. so when does this get easier????

Wednesday night I decided to give myself a little break and participate in the walking group. It was nice... a change of scenery (the different groups go off in different directions), got to chit chat with new people and was able to listen to my body a little better. I found myself still challenged. Intervals are bit different... 11 intervals of 1 minute run and 2 min walk. Easier but still was out about 2 miles and definitely got my "work out"! As much as I want to challenge my body and my mind, I think I might stay with this group the duration of the class.
We'll see!!
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    Variety is great. Very motivating to read how much exercise you're getting! Hope your muscles stop rebelling so much soon though!
    2148 days ago
    I'm impressed that you still went out for intervals Tuesday night when you were already so sore from Monday night. That takes determination! It's good that you're listening to your body and not overdoing it, though. You'll make a lot more progress this way!
    2150 days ago
    OMGosh - this could've been written by me! I echo all of your thoughts & feelings - right down to the foot cramps!!! I get them so severely all the time it's crazy :(
    But, like you - I'll keep plugging along at this...keep trying new things. Keep challenging ourselves. Keep your great attitude going girl - I like it!!!
    June :)
    2150 days ago
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