I’m not posting any pics this week (you’re welcome). But here’s a quick update on the pain I’ve caused myself trying to get ALL in shape in one week.
- Hopefully I didn’t tweek my back doing straight-leg dead lifts at the gym.
- Was at the gym 3 days this week and almost rehashed a quad tear I had in college from doing front squad, lunges, and leg extensions.
- Went for a 3+ mile walk around the neighborhood and my feet were burning in pain within 5 minutes. I’m thinking that they are just weak and need to be strengthened again. They are still throbbing.
I keep seeing CrossFit everywhere. And NOT wanting to do that is starting to turn into a motivator. I am not externally motivated, and just like track, I cannot compete against myself. I need to see my opponent, and I need to beat them.
So my question is WHY? Why go to the gym? My feet today told me why I need to continue to pound the pavement. I do not like to feel weak, and I don’t like to be unable to do what I think I should be able to do. It’s not a vanity thing to me. I mean, I know I’m squishy, but I’m not going for a look, and I’m not aiming for a certain weight ( I know I will get to a healthy weight as I begin to feel better on the inside). It’s not like I get winded walking up the stairs, or I can’t see my feet, but I’m doing this because I should be able to walk around the block without my feet causing me that much pain within a quarter-mile.
So here’s to Week 2!