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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

No Walking For You! Come Back, One Year!

Sunday night was a really windy night in the Las Vegas valley, so instead of talking myself into skipping my workout all together, I decided to go to one of my backup plans - a workout video I have. It's basically a walking video that does an all-body workout and if you do the whole video, it's equivalent to a four-mile walk. So I did three miles into the video, as that's what I'm normally walking these days. Monday morning I got up and my calves were pretty tight. Not my arms or my abs - but something I work out every single day with my walks. So this video obviously touches muscles I'm not using so much, I figure. Monday night I am still sore, so I decide it would be a good idea to stretch them with what made them tight in the first place, and I do the workout video again.

This morning I got out of bed and my calves said "WTF, we are on strike!!"

I was pretty tender all day. Walking up and down stairs was painful. Not a pulled muscle pain, just a damn good workout pain. So tonight I took a walk - no big inclines, no horse trails... just a pretty flat three miles. About halfway in the calves got stretched enough and stopped hurting, and I was distracted by the absolutely gorgeous weather. Hopefully in the morning my calves will have forgiven me and won't yell at me like the Soup Nazi again.

4 comments:

Teleolurian said...

You need robot legs.

JoeinVegas said...

Sounds like you need to alternate workouts. Maybe some more videos too, and an exercise bike.

LoraLoo said...

Teleolurian: That's an awesome idea. Who'd need liposuction if we could do that?

Joe: Yeah, I really do. I do get to hike sometimes but not often enough to change it up, so I'm just changing my path a lot. Still, I'm only walking.

Fred said...

Walk less, drink (insert favorite beverage here) more.