Muscle discovery / another challenge

14 04 2010

Today’s anatomy lesson is sponsored by the Letter “O” for Ouch!

These are my newest discovery. The Pectoralis Major. The reason they are my newest discovery? Because they are so sore I can’t barely stand it.

I think I may have pushed myself too hard during the swimming session yesterday. Add to that the Monday session with Superman and what we have here folks is the inability to get my messenger bag over my head, turn my steering wheel without wincing just a bit and finding it difficult to get my 1 liter water bottle up to my lips.

I am uncomfortable.

But I kicked ass yesterday during my swim (70 laps) and this morning during my run. I went back to the treadmill again to work on speed and consistency. I kept the pace at 4.3 (except during walking which was 3.5mph). I was sore in the beginning but after the first interval that all subsided and I just got down to running.

It was awesome.

I ran strong.

I looked strong.

I felt strong.

In the end I ran for a total of 40 minutes (with 3 one minute walking intervals) for 2.7 miles. I was exhausted but not feeling like I was going to throw up like before. I could have kept going but I really want to follow the podrunner schedule. I know I can do a 3.1 as proven last Sunday. I’m in no hurry to run like banshee so I’ll just get back to kickin ass in the old slow and steady fashion.

But enough of that, back to my complaining: I am sore. Tomorrow is my date with Superman so I’m hoping that I am seeing the worst of this today. I may have to give him some puppy dog eyes to go easy on me. Or I might just go up to him and say “What Would Optimus Prime Do Superman? You know what he’d do? He’d get back up from a serious beat down and throw the last punch, that’s what he would do…GAME ON!


I know I said Tony’s 60 minute challenge was going to be my first physical challenge but it seems I may have spoken too soon. My friend Ed over at Monday315 is doing his own challenge. You know the kind where you leave a comment and it’s one minute, become a fan and it’s another minute…

Well I was so tickled pink that he took this step, that I promised to match his minutes. He’s just now starting his workout (as I write this). Since I have Superman tomorrow, I won’t be able to match him until Friday, which if I am correct it’s something like 90ish minutes on the elliptical. It could be more but I won’t know the official number until later.

Anyone else want in on this? A little impromptu challenge? You and me in celebration of Ed?




13 responses

14 04 2010

I will! I’m gonna bike it though. Time for me to get over my issues with riding a bicycle. *gulp*

14 04 2010

word on the street is the final tally on the minutes is 92!

14 04 2010

It is indeed 92 minutes! Thanks so much for both of your support!

15 04 2010

You better believe Ed. What you did was really brave and I need to pay my respects to that!

14 04 2010
seth @ fitwithapurpose

If I would have known earlier about the challenge…I might have been in but I am pretty worn out from my own today…and I still have a workout with my wife to do.

Way to push yourself by the way. I’m glad to have you on my blogroll!

15 04 2010

You can still get in Seth…I’m doing it tomorrow!

14 04 2010

What a great blog! You are very motivating!

15 04 2010

Thanks Shelley! Hope you’ll keep stopping by. I need all the encouragement I can get!

14 04 2010

awesome workout….sounds tough. great job…and just think what sculpting those pecs is doing for your boobs…hoo ah.

15 04 2010

I’m not so much into my boobs…I’m more of a butt girl and that’s looking better these days 🙂

15 04 2010

someone once told me that when I was sore, it was my bodies way of saying “thank you.” I said this is my lips way of saying “shut up!” Seriously though, even though you are sore, how does it make you feel? When I get sore after a workout, I always smile about it (between winces) because I know the reason why I am sore. because I’m kicking ass!

15 04 2010

“I said this is my lips way of saying “shut up!””

You just made my day sir!

I must admit there were times I had a little smile on my face during all the uncomfortableness.

16 04 2010
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