04 February 2008

What a busy weekend.

I didn't have any major plans but it seemed like I didn't have a spare minute after my run Saturday. I did get an awful lot accomplished though so I'm very happy with that. I was so exhausted last night that I was in bed by 8:30. That caused me to wake up before the alarm this morning. So at least I know I've gotten enough rest.

This morning was swimming. I wanted to start a swimming program but I forgot over the weekend and I didn't get one put together. I ended up just swimming and working on my balance and rolling. I got to the pool late and there was no one there. I thought maybe it was closed, but the lifeguard was in his spot. There were just no swimmers. It was weird, but nice to have the whole pool to myself.

I've been lifting weights for a few months now, but the last couple of months I haven't been feeling it. Then last week or so I read an article by the author of the program I'm using. He says you should feel it every workout and gave examples of how much weight he uses. I realized I was not using enough weight, and had not changed my weights in about 2 months. So last week I started upping the weights. At first I went too high because I could not finish the reps. I backed off a little and found the perfect weights. It was hard work but I could do all the reps. By the time I was done I was sweating, breathing hard, and the muscles were shaking just a little. That's what I want.

Well, I got up yesterday morning only to realize I had a pretty bad case of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Ugh!!! I went to cycling hoping that the movement would assist in the clearing of the lactic acid. It did help some, but by the end of the 2 hours I could barely pedal back to the car. I thought I was going to land on my butt trying to get my leg over my bike. It was not pretty. I hobbled around the rest of the day and rested as much as I could.

This morning when I got up I was still a bit sore. I decided swimming was the perfect antidote. Umm, not so much. I'm still pretty sore but I'll live. It's mainly my quads today. I think biking yesterday probably wasn't the smartest idea. Oh well.

Okay, I have to go cut fish and grind it up. Oh how fun!!!!

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