Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Exercise

Yesterday, I did a long run. My legs were burning and even after the run the pain was increasing. Usually, the pain goes away about an hour after the run and then muscle soreness wakes me up the next morning--but yesterday I got no relief. I actually had to take a painkiller to get to sleep. For those of you who know me well, I avoid painkillers unless I really can't deal with the pain over a period of time. Anyway, today I dreaded going to RPM (indoor biking class with awesome music and an instructor bossing us around telling us we are going up imaginary hills and we have to increase our tension or telling us we are in a race and we have to pedal faster). I forced my sore legs (actually sore body) to the class anyway and I am SO GLAD that I did. The class was hard, the instructor was pushy and I really pushed it more than normal. It felt awesome!!
My muscles needed that intense biking workout in order to release all the lactic acid from yesterday's brutal run.
Now I probably should be stretching and drinking water. The guy next to me informed me that I was dehydrated. He told me that my face was too red and I didn't have a large enough puddle of sweat under my bike. Good to know--thank-you to my new biking stranger friend.

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