Thursday, February 05, 2009

Smarty Pants

There's smart and there's not so smart. Smart things can include getting daily exercise, eating right, getting a dose of Vitamin D, etc. Not so smart can include sitting, overeating, crawling into a cave to never seeing the light of day and running stairs.

Yes, running stairs.

Sharon and I decided to start our stair running back up again on Tuesday. I remember sitting in the car, after my morning weight routine, thinking to myself how much better breakfast sounded than getting my heart pounding, again. Before I had a chance to chicken, she showed up and up and up and up we went. At the time it seemed manageable. No serious injury. No falls. 20 minutes later we were done.

Little did I know that evening, as my muscles started to tighten, my calves would feel like someone Charley-horsed them into balls of hard dough. Luckily I had the sense to only do 6 sets of the calve burners, not the optional 8.

What day is it - Thursday? Yep, they still scream at me. I'll keep my little mouth shut, thank you very much, to the coach I'm about to see.

Do yourself a favor - be smart today.

3 comments:

Beetlebetty said...

Me too.... Taylor Stairs. 10 sets. Tuesday. My calves kill me. I can hardly get out of bed without a little scream. Ouch! But oh so worth it. xoxoxo

beth said...

Oww, what were you thinking. Planning on some short course tri races this spring? Bikes are much safer places to suffer.

Anonymous said...

Oww, what were you thinking. Planning on some short course tri races this spring? Bikes are much safer places to suffer.