Back to the gym again tonight. Two hours of cardio in a small stuffy room, where all of the machines are in front of a wall of mirrors so that I have no choice but to watch my face become increasingly red and sweaty, thus destroying any fantasy that I might have had about looking alluring and effortless while running...even successive episodes of Deal or No Deal, Come Dine with Me, and Coach Trip weren't enough to distract me from what was going on in the mirror. Fascinating, in a car crash kind of way.
I'm slightly concerned that I've overdone the exercise a bit. The back of my knee cramped up a couple of times while I was on the elliptical - only for a couple of seconds, so I just continued on - but it's a bit achey now, as is my calf. I''m hoping that this is just normal soreness as my muscles adapt to being used again and not me having aggravated yet another body part.