Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Quick update

I LOVE my new shoes...not as much arch support as I'm used to, but I knew that they would take some getting used to. I've only run four miles in them so far, but I can tell they will take me to wonderful places!

Thanks Jack Rabbit!

Today I did the elliptical just to kind of ease into the shoes. The Jack Rabbit salesperson said I should take it easy with the new shoes since it'll be a bit of a new way to run, and I definitely don't want to overdo it. I've got a bit of hip pain, but the IT band seems to be doing quite well! I'll keep icing and foam rolling just to be sure, but so far so good. Looking forward to tomorrow's longer run, and this weekend's 11-miler to be done along the Potomac (since I'll be home with my family in Alexandria, Va.).

Total body conditioning totally kicked my butt today and I'm already sore. I read a short article on the New York Times site about how fewer reps with heavier weights helps to tone muscle better than higher reps with lower weights, so with that in mind I upped my weights from 8 lbs to 10 lbs for my heaviest (keeping the lighter weights close by in case I needed them...which I did!).
I realize that this revelation is not anything new really, but it did give me the kick in the butt I needed to get over my fear of bulking up using 10 lbs and finally give them a try. And I'm glad that I did! Can't wait to keep them near me in future total body conditioning classes.

Bed time for me! Good night!

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the good work. I walked along the Potomac its very nice, but 11 miles?! Wow...better you than me. I would stoke-out midway through.

    Hope you can get back from your injuries quickly. I am just starting to lift again after my separated shoulder. Little by little I guess. Have a great day...Cheers!