Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Knee after leg training - read on it's all good news!!!!

After returning to leg training yesterday morning, my knee was a little sore in the afternoon - little been the key word - no swelling, just aching a bit. Initially it concerned me that I might have over done it....... but then after some reasoning I realised that if I had over cooked it - it would be swollen, really aching (like in need of pain killer aching) and my range of motion would be restricted. 

Well none of these things happened and I woke this morning to a fantastic feeling knee, but sore butt, quads, hamstrings, and calves from the training!!!!

Most "normal" people would have not enjoyed this pain but as a serious trainer / athlete I was excited. It meant that what I did yesterday, even though it felt like only a light workout, must have worked in all the right places.

Cardio this morning was the cross trainer - 5 minutes forward 5 minutes backwards - made the time pass really quickly. Normally when I get in from the gym in the mornings my husband is usually waiting and runs out to go to work as i run in, but this morning he had a later start so we were able to spend some quality time all together - it was really nice and enjoyed by all including Tucker!

I have not made a big deal about the fact that I am competing at the gym where I train - but I think people are starting to put 2 and 2 together. Some guys in the gym this morning made comment about how I was looking (one said it in front of his girlfriend - not sure how impressed she was). Not that i like to gloat but nice to know people are seeing changes!!!!!

Maryanne x

PS thanks to all for your support surrounding my return to leg training - it means the world to me.


Tara said...

YAY @ waking up with a fine knee and sore legs and butt :o) I live for DOMS so know exactly what u mean ;o)

Oh and another YAY @ the comment from the guy in the gym. It is always fabulous when ppl start to notice all the hard work that you put in.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Tara xx

Anonymous said...

GO THE DOMS - dont ya love when you've worked legs that hard that you cant even sit on the loo!! hahahaha


Maryanne said...

Love that sore leg loo pain - going down stairs is another good one.

LizN said...

That's great news MA !