This morning when I woke up my legs did not want to cooperate with me. Yesterday at the gym I did a leg portion of Summer Shape Up and….it worked. I haven’t felt soreness like this in years (but then again, I haven’t done calf raises in years). I’m actually more sore today than I was after my Century bike ride. What gives? It’s very love/hate, actually. On one hand I love the fact that I worked hard enough to get this sore in only about 25 minutes but on the other hand, I’m cursing everything in my path because every step aches.
Needless to say, I wasn’t so keen on going to the gym again this morning but I knew half the battle was just getting there. It’s funny, really. Ever since my epic bike ride I really have so much more drive and confidence when it comes to exercise. I know that I really can do anything that I set my mind to. I wrote a reflection about this on Friday, here, if you missed it.
I ate something really small before exercising this morning (a packet of instant oatmeal with a scoop of peanut butter) and then hit the Y for back, shoulders and chest + 30 minutes of elliptical. Surprisingly the elliptical felt rather good because it loosened up the rubber band muscles in my legs.
And then I pounded this down in victory.