Exercise/ Fitness

Cooking Burns Calories Too!

Just had a quick snack before hitting the gym for a short & sweet cardio session today…I ate 10 kashi crackers before I went and once I was there I alternated between the elliptical machine and the treadmill for 25 minutes while watching Oprah. I didn’t work out hard today because 1.) I ran my butt off at school today and scrubbed the entire kitchen floor until my arms were quite sore! also, lifting heavy pots, washing dishes…it all burns calories! 2.) my leg hurts and I’m really supposed to be resting it this week because I overstressed it running. Its not my shin because its on the side of my lower leg..more like my ankle? Are there any other runners reading this that can help?? It hurts when I run so I don’t know yet if I will still be able to continue training for my half-marathon in february. 🙁

I’ve got some homework to do, some cornbread to bake (it’s still rising right now–more on that later!) and some soup to make yet! See you in a little bit!

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  • Mallory
    December 17, 2007 at 4:30 pm


    I have had leg pain for the past couple years from working my legs too hard running. I get both shin splints and my hips hurt all the time! The only thing I can tell you is to stretch it and maybe lay off the running. I know that is hard. There is a good stretch for your ankles/shins that you can do by standing facing a wall and placing the top of your foot out behind you and applying pressure. I don’t know if that makes sense!