Here they are now...

Here they are now...
This picture was taken summer 2009. We'll see if we can make them better

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Now I remember my virgin muscle!


so I'm sore. My calf muscles absolutely despise me right now. As in, with a passion. Stretching them is torture. Not only that, my gracilis muscle, which my high school anatomy teacher helped us remember by calling it the virgin muscle, is extremely unhappy. So much for being in shape.

Despite all that, I'm pressing on. Even though the scale says I gained 5 lbs in the past 3 days. I think the scale is drunk.

My diet changed a bit today, but I'm still "detoxing" (although apparently not very well if I gained 5 lbs).

1/3 cup of Irish Oatmeal made with water (added a tsp of vanilla protein powder)
1 cup of coffee with a cup of milk
3 cups of green tea
Spinach salad with chicken, cashews, peanuts, a little bit of goat cheese, apple slices, and raspberry vinaigrette.
Tablespoon of peanut butter
4 eggs scrambled (only 2 yolks) with a little bit of low-fat cheese.
And a lot of water and juice.

Still no drinkie, although Friday I'm going to reward myself with some wine.

After yesterday's rest, and despite the sore muscles, I was interested to see how far I could push my running. Turns out, it wasn't bad. I started out with a 0.25 mile walk in 6 minutes, then I upped it and knocked out 1.85 miles in 17:29. I probably could have gone farther, except I accidentally triggered the emergency stop, and that killed my momentum.

One benefit to my ability to run is my height. I'm 5'8" with a 34" inseam, so basically all legs. I have the ability (when I'm not overly sore) to lengthen my stride and not use as much energy. I'm happy with my run, and I'm glad that White Zombie came up on my iPod right in the middle.

It wouldn't be a workout to me with out some weights, but today I kept it short, because it was an arm day.

Bicep curls with the curl bar
10 sets at 10 reps, 20 lbs
This was too easy, I need to increase it

Cable tricep extensions with the rope attachment
10 sets at 10 reps, 40 lbs
This was also too easy, I need to increase it

Step ups
4 sets at 10 reps, 10 lbs
Two sets up to the front, two sets from the side, 18" platform

What I've learned today, other than a reintroduction to my virgin muscle? That I need to stretch. And probably buy my own scale.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you not giving in to the alcoholic gods. They must be still resting after we toasted the shit out of them over the holidays.