I haven't stepped into a gym in years.... and never for classes....
Last week I joined her for a "LESMills Body Attack" class, which supposedly is the hardest class they offer. I did the routine but I must say I had a chip on my shoulder about it and really didn't enjoy the workout. I just hate the fact that we were locked up in a room, working out indoors. The workout was some what hard, but write home about..... I survived.
This week we did it again. But this time for some reason the class felt tougher. It really kicked my butt this time. Plus, I was the only guy on the class, so I was doing my best to keep up with all the ladies. It was hard. These women, including my wife, kicked my butt in a lot of the routines. I couldn't keep up.
The next day, I was hurting!!! Even my butt cheeks hurt!
I'm a wimp. I know. Even though I couldn't hang with the ladies, I really enjoyed this last class. My body was sore the next day, but it felt great. I think this is great as a cross training for my marathon! I think I might do them again, maybe even make it part of my routine. I just need a little more practice :)
I was told to the PT lady that my IT Band has really loosened up since my first visit. She says it could be due to a combination of not running, the massages she's been giving me, my stretching and most importantly to my new best friend:
I love\hate this thing!!
I have asked about the Graston treatment thing, but I was told to hold off to see how I progress first. Since things are looking positive, I might not need to go that route. Plus they don't offer it there so I will have to find another place that does and pay for it out of pocket. We'll see.
Ran 4 good slow miles on Wednesday, then 3 not so great ones on Friday. There was no real pain on Friday's run, but it was one of those sluggish runs. Just never got in a groove. But I got them done with one 30sec break in between. Ugh.... I need to start putting in some big mileage soon! This weekend should of been my 15 miler of my training. Once I get the go ahead from PT and I feel like I can do it, I'm gonna have to rework my training plan to make it work some how. Still don't know how I'm gonna do this. I can't wrap my mind around it yet. ...... *sigh*
What a journey this is turning out to be. It's been tough physically and mentally....
Ain't that the truth!!