Who Knew!?

Today, we changed up the pace a bit by checking out a new trail. Well, the trail is a small gravel, and a bit deep. So, when you step you dig down a bit. Well, this worked my muscles in a very different way, and I guess worked some stability muscles that hadn’t been worked .

I only WALKED 2.65 miles, and yet my quads feel like I did an hour on an elliptical…or three sets of 15 on the leg press machine. Crazy!!!

Although, my knee…which I have worked super hard to strengthen (bum knee since junior high), was tweaking a bit after that. It wasn’t because I did too much (because I didn’t), it was because I used some stability muscles in my knee that I had not previously. So, both a good thing…and a uh…oops…I have a race Saturday…I can’t get my knee tweaking!!!! It’s okay though…slight twinges…nothing major. I’ll listen to it carefully tomorrow morning to see how I need to work out. I’m not going back to those gravel trails this week. I need to work on that AFTER my race.

I hit upper body in the gym very lightly once I got to school. A few sets of vertical lifts, and then I called it a morning.

As long as my knee is good in the morning, I expect it to be a hard(er) workout.

I think Thursday, I’m going to check with the training partner to see if she wants to run the road instead of trails so that I can prepare better for my race Saturday.

Oh, and I cooked us some nice inch thick top sirloins for dinner tonight…Soooooo good!!!

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About therunningcavewoman

An about to be *former* fatty. I follow a Paleo nutrition way of eating, and have recently adopted an active lifestyle. At Christmas 2010, my mom took a picture of me, and I glanced at it. Just that glance triggered something in my brain (finally) that I had to get healthy, and quick! I had been to the doctor several times about irregular menstrual cycles, and I was having issues with my blood pressure before Christmas, so I had an idea that I had gotten very unhealthy. December 26th I began researching ways of eating online, and decided that Paleo was the way for me to go. It was either December 28th or 29th that I quit processed foods, and most carbs cold turkey. Then, over the next few weeks I weined myself off of grains, and milk entirely. Not long after that I quit most fruits, and only have fruit as an occasional treat now. Since the end of December, I have lost 40ish pounds (as of March 2011), and I am still losing. I decided a few weeks ago that I would train for a triathlon, and hope to compete in one before the end of the summer. I can't wait until I see what I look like in six months! This is so exciting! View all posts by therunningcavewoman

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