Monday, June 27, 2011
We'd hiked 3x last week with the occasional hills at a park close to our house so I felt pretty conditioned to the terrain. Well this park had a LOT more hills and it was apparently much harder on my body than I knew. We took our HRM's and I remember looking at one point when the pedometer said we were nearing 2.5 miles and being disappointed I was only at 500 calories. Now I don't know what nitwit charted that trail but it was NOT 2.5 miles, even with the wrong turn we took at their confusing fork in the road. I was pretty sure they were going to find our bodies if we kept wandering around more. I felt my hip flexors ready to raise the white flag. I was close to tears when we realize how off track we were but more importantly how much further we had to go. Not a happy girl. By the time we got back to the car, I'd burned 1900. Yep, everything I'd eaten for the day so you'd better bet I got the best DQ treat I've had in my life and it didn't even make a DENT in my restriction goal. (My recommended restriction for weight loss is 850 and even after a sundae and dinner I was at 2000!)
We collapsed on the couches and later (10pm) when we decided it was time to go down and do the strength workout we had planned, the pain shooting up the front of my left leg was horrific. Oh, hello shin splint. I could barely put weight on it. I took the stairs one at a time and did my first strength workout with free weights in 3 weeks due to my left thumb sprain. My left arm was considerably weaker. I was able to do the warm up with 10's and went right back to my 15's and had no pain in my thumb at all. I was very much relieved. I thought a good night's sleep is all I needed. I woke up this morning and the pain shot up my leg again. Awesome. So I've got an ice pack on my thumb and one on my leg. I should probably just soak in a tub of ice at the rate I'm going! So the plan is icing it and massage and hoping for the best for exercise tonight. I'll take it easy and if I have to do floor work tonight, that's what will be done. Injury sucks! Time to baby my bones and muscles!
Have an awesome Monday!
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