Thursday, August 12, 2010

Feeling Sore

Usually I would be excited to be sore.  It really happens so rarely (does this mean I'm not working hard enough or that I'm in great shape?).  Today I am not excited about being sore though.  You know that sore feeling that is a good sore?  That sounds counter intuitive, but I have definitely felt good to be sore before.  This sore is a mixture of soreness and exhaustion.  I did a few plank exercises this morning and was SHAKING!  I never shake when I do planks.  I am just not excited at all about this soreness.

As a matter of fact, I'm not very excited about anything workout related today.  This week hasn't been great as far as my workouts go and I feel like I'm in a workout rut.  I just am not all there mentally.  I want to workout because I don't want to lose anything that I've accomplished over the past few months but I just don't feel like doing it.  I need to figure out how to get my motivation back. 

I went out for my "awesome" run this morning.  I only ran 1.5.  The voice inside my head that tells me to keep going is just not there. 

So then I came home and put in P90X Core Synergistics... and I just struggled through the whole thing.  I had to keep pausing it and even took a shower half way through.  What the heck?  I need to get my mojo back!!!

Part of me thinks that maybe I'm struggling because my body honestly needs a break.  I have a slight twinge in my left knee and in my right ankle.  I've been having these pains for a few weeks now but for my runs after about the first 1/4 mile I don't really feel the aches anymore.  I'm starting to feel them longer throughout the run though.  I was reading up on the P90X workout plans and all the plans have 3 weeks of intense exercise followed by atleast one "recovery week" where the exercise isn't as intense.  Maybe I should just slow down and give my body a recovery week.  Running stadiums every other day and then running 4.5 miles every other day with other various intense exercise videos thrown in is probably a lot to ask my body to maintain long term.

That being said, I've decided to not be too hard on myself about today.  I had already  planned for tomorrow to be kind of on the relaxed side... so two days off and then Saturday I'm going to BRING IT on my run.  I think I'll be up to it since my runs this week have been fairly short (3 miles and 1.5 miles).  I sure hope so anyways.

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