Attack of the DOMS

Take a second and vote me for me for theB Team RefuelB running grant. B Based on my stalking I have about 3 people ahead of me so I could use the help!

If you haven’t noticed I’ve been fairly quiet this week. B No, I didn’t actually get a life… but I haven’t been doing much running either. B I’m trying to take it easy and relax a bit. B My next marathon is in September (if I figure out how to get myself to Canadia) and I might be eyeballing another attempt at a 50K before that (TARC Summer Classic). B However, I want the situation in Lefty to heal so I’m being gentle with it aside from the two halfsies I got going this month.

It’s okay, less time running means more time doing things like this:

Also this will be the last month you will see those floors. I know you’ll miss them. B I sold my life and dreams away and brought a house. B We’re moving in June. B Who knows maybe my blog will go from running to remodeling old Victorian homes. B Just thinking about being a home owner is making me sweat buckets.

Anyways back to the exciting world of sweating from the small stuff in life…

I was sore Monday so I took it easy with 6 miles at incline 2 on the treadmill. B My quads burned from the hills on Saturday but after a mile or 3 I loosened up and wrapped up the run in 52 minutes.

Tuesday I went for theB ellipticalB as part of my cross training plan. B 10.5 miles, an episode of Once Upon A Time and I was done.

After work since I failed to go drown (or try swimming) since joining the Y, I decided to try a class instead. B There was a 6:30 body sculpt class. B My modesty clearly has not returned since Saturday because I felt pretty cool. B I jumped, IB squatted, I lunged, I planked my little heart out and I felt so cool. B Unlike going to a class at Equinox or BSC, I was not the least fit person at the Y. B It was a nice change. B Well…

I wake up Wednesday…

Haha and no I did not create this artwork myself. B Google image brought it up when I searched for DOMS- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

Was the class hard? B No, I’d say it was more like Jillian Michael workout video at level 1 with only working one muscle group. B Jillian usually matches an arm workout with a leg one while the class at the Y did one at a time. B Seeing as how I do neither on my own, I think the class setting will help me get some muscle composition back from the 2 years I lost afterB quittingB Boston Sports Clubs gyms.

Wednesday… since the DOMS was not in full attack I wanted to run; however, my treadmill was taken so I used the elliptical for my usual RUNCH… without the run. B Ellipto-unch? Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. B It’s okay, I wanted to watch desperate housewivesB anyways.

Now its Thursday… I had my closing on the house so no time for a RUNCH…. however, when I got home I looked at the weather and I just couldn’t turn back and watch TV… before I knew it I was in a sports bra, running shirt, running skirt and my Asics with a bottle full of water and Nuun. B I wanted to run 10 miles… but I learned what the D in DOMS is. B Delayed.. meaning not today, not tomorrow but sometime like 36 hours… yea… remember those squats? B Remember those sumos? B You thought you were the shizzle? B Guess what? B Those legs are not moving… It hurts to walk… let along run.

So I didn’t make it 10 miles, I did finish 6 very slow ones. B Average pace was a 9:25 mile. B I think the first 2 were at a 10 minute pace. B Nonetheless I feel happy. B I brought a house today and I got my run in.