Monday, May 7, 2012
Really, I was fine
Today, I had my first session with my personal trainer. Then earlier tonight, I had tennis.
I didn't really feel any pain at all after my session this morning. I mainly suffered from jelly legs. I went to the grocery store right after, and basically used the cart as if it were a walker. I was still okay though... even when I realized, as someone waved me the go ahead to cross the parking lot, that I couldn't even begin to put a little pep in my step.
I came home feeling totally exhausted, made the wife and I something to eat, then passed out for a good hour, weird dreams and all. I figured my exhaustion was stemming from the fact that I didn't really sleep at all this past weekend. The wife's sister was here. Anytime someone visits, the dogs develop super sonic hearing.
Anyway... I woke up, managed to get my household duties done, then headed for tennis.... with jelly legs. I couldn't chase a ball if offered a million dollars to do so. Talk about grounded... this is not the type of grounding I want. I still wasn't hurting though!! Nope... that didn't come until I got home. I was in the middle of making homemade "energy balls," (these are so GOOD, easy, healthy, and a great snack!) when it hit. Burning... aching, hot... ugh, so freaking hot!!
I took a hot (even though I was hot) epsom/lavender bath, two advil, and crawled into bed. Now I'm sitting here focusing on the parts of my body that do not currently hurt. That would be my boobs... and my fingers. Although, my fingers are shaky as I hold them over the keyboard... yep.
My guess is that running wasn't really scratching the surface of the "get in shape" bubble, for me. No, I don't think it was. Of course this doesn't mean I won't keep doing it. I found out tonight that our town has a running club!!! Oh, and I'll be playing tennis again on Wednesday night with someone I just met in my clinic. Little steps soon lead to larger steps!
Okay... I am truly worn out.
I hope everyone had a happy Monday! Woohoo... read that in a deadpan voice. That would be the correct way.