Thursday, May 26, 2011


Delays Onset Muscle Soreness.
My official diagnosis

Here's how it went down....
Sunday: Rocked an all women's triathlon. Feelin' sassy!

Monday: Still feeling sassy

Tuesday: wake up early to train my first client!! I LOVE IT! I hope she does too! I really couldn't ask for a better first client. She is amazing! She works hard, she's sweet, she's fun to work with! Sat in on a Pilate's class to learn the class format for when I begin teaching it next week. That evening I subbed a spin class and got to chat with a TEAM in Training Tri coach. She may have talked me into doing a Tri with the team.
Side note: still feeling sassy.

Wednesday: I stay home with Wes who is running a fever, complains of tummy ache, and in general whines throughout the day. I feel bad for him and we do a lot of cuddling. I notice that the longer I lay on the couch with him the stiffer I become. In my head I big deal, I teach spin tonight and I'll workout any kinks in class.
So I head to class.
I get in the room, get it all set up, and people start to filter in. I hop on the bike and begin warming up while people file in and fill the bikes. The longer I pedal....the more sore I become.        Uh-oh.

On two different occasions I hear myself huffing and puffing into the microphone. I adjust the mic. By the time class is over, I have completely soaked through my shirt and the bike has big drip marks from my sweat. Yuk. My legs.....toast. My back....toast. I am exhausted!

Today: I get to rise and shine to work with my awesome client again this morning. She brightens my day! I head to yoga to learn the class format for when I take it over in July. The Yoga...helps. Nice long stretches in all the right spots. I am hoping a good night's sleep tonight will do the trick!


Julie said...

I am so with you, sister! I ALWAYS have bad DOMS after I hike Dog Mountain...I don't know why I thought this year would be any different. It doesn't matter how great of shape my legs are in, it kills me every time! I can barely get up and down the stairs...

Olga said...

Take good care of yourself this weekend! This is one of the most important components of athletic training, isn't it? May I recommend a blog?
I think you have a lot in common.

tinajo said...

Hey - how nice to meet you! Yes, I can see that we will hit it off, I´ll put you in my Google Reader at once so I can see what you´re up to!

How nice of Olga! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yup a hike will do the trick! YAY for great client!(mamarunsbarefoot)

Happy Frog and I said...

I am so pleased you are living your dreams, I couldn't do one tenth of the exercise you do. I hope you did get a good night's sleep and free great now!