If you haven't done any strength training in over a month, don't jump back into it expecting to lift the same amount without getting hurt!
That's what happened to me. Why did I take that long off? Honestly, I don't know. I told myself once the boys started school, I would get back into it. So, that's what I did. Wednesday I got back to my Slim in 6 dvd's. These are my FAVORITE workout dvd's ever. For some reason I thought I could use the same amount of weights (10's), and go just as hard as I used to.
I noticed right away I had lost some strength, but I kept going, kept pushing myself.
Well, yesterday my arms were pretty sore, but nothing that I'm not used to, I love that sore feeling- it means I worked hard! Last night I woke up around midnight and I couldn't straighten my left arm. My right arm was extremely sore, but I could straighten it, although now it's starting to hurt if it's totally straight too.
|This is as straight as it goes, and even this hurts!|
This weekend I'm traveling to Columbus, OH for the Columbus Half Marathon on Sunday!!
Thankfully I don't have to straighten my arms while I'm running!
This will be Half Marathon #4. My best time so far was 2:25, an 18 minute PR from my previous race. My goal this time is 2:15. Totally doable for me, I WILL make it!
Have you ever pulled, strained, torn a muscle? Any advice for me?
What race do you have coming up next?