Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Slow and steady (yawn)

I went to the gym this morning.  My stretching routine takes longer than the cardio, and I am acutely aware of how cautious I have to be on the elliptical and the bike and how light the resistance has to be on each.  It feels like everyone is staring at me and making negative judgements about my level of fitness.  I thought about having a T-shirt made that says, 'I'M INJURED, NOT LAZY,' but perhaps that level of paranoia needs to be curbed rather than indulged.

Anyway, aside from sore muscles caused by my pummelling yesterday, my leg felt okay today.  I walked into town from my office and nothing hurt, which of course made me want to lengthen my stride and walk faster, but I resisted.  I'm learning.

Except perhaps continuing to run after one's hamstring has pinged.


  1. Justifiable paranoia, IMO! I've felt the same myself. I think the T-shirt idea is an excellent one! :-)

  2. What really irritates me is when people on the machines beside me sneak a look to see what my settings are, as though they can't believe how little I'm pushing myself...I know that it shouldn't matter, but it does. Glad that you understand!