June, you are quite the wildcard. Somehow you’re almost over, and my muscles have no idea what just happened.
Last thing they knew, I was sticking to my training routine – running, strength training & trying to maintain my affair with yoga. Each muscle showed up to their respective classes, every time I asked them to. We pushed through a race, and then…um…did a few other things that hurt:
Next thing I know, it’s been almost three weeks since:
I’ve straddled the Ryder bike, worked the muscles to their absolute limit, and left a gym thinking “Gah that was crazy, but so fun.”
I’ve done a run longer than 6 miles; I’m not even sure the legs would take the invitation if I offered it.
I’ve rolled out the mat, stretched in a forward fold, attempted a hand-stand or strengthened the hips with warriors or pigeons.
Absent: all of the above.
Here: biking, hiking & easy running.
I think it’s been necessary for me to step back, relax a little bit and take in this summer season (which I’m currently in love with). But, all of a sudden I can feel the strength slipping away, the flexibility in poses is gone, and my distance needs a boost!
I’m not always in my ideal work-out balance, but I’m working on it!
This week I dove back in, and this morning’s Ryder-Warrior workout was a clear indicator that I’ll need to build back up. We had weights, we did up to 500 reps of certain exercises (which is brutal, btw), we rode with and without our seats (of course)and my arms may not be able to hold a fork by lunch.
I am in charge of the dinner menu tonight for Anne + me, so at least I can choose light finger foods if needed. Yum!
On an unrelated note, who will be in Boulder for the Fitness Health Blogger’s Conference (FHBC) this weekend? Let me know, I’ll see you there!