I'm Crazy for This Pain!

11:08 PM KyannaSimone 0 Comments

What was I thinking? Oh what was I thinking? I was thinking I wanted to get fit and get strong, I was thinking that I wanted to shed some pounds, I was thinking I wanted to build endurance for the Brooklyn Half Marathon. So where did all of that get me? A recovering leg and two tight calf muscles, let me explain.

On Wednesday, I decided I wanted to be super woman. I was so dedicated to transforming myself and becoming stronger that I decided to workout using my Jillian Michaels DVD, then go on a three mile run and then participate in a hour long zumba class.

Crazy right? I didn’t think it was going to be a problem or an issue, but when I woke up Thursday morning, I had to call out of work because I couldn’t walk. I’m not talking about “oh I’m sore and it hurts” no I mean “shooting pains on the right side of my leg, and couldn’t get out of my bed until three hours later type pain.” Was almost as bad as my hamstring injury.

Anyway, on Saturday, after I recovered I worked out with my friend. Practice sprints, strength training and went swimming. In the middle of my swim my legs cramped up and I had to backstroke the rest of my laps. That’s me trying to do too much again, but I like it, if I preformed like that on a regular basis my body would be used to it already, but it’s not, but that’s the kind of endurance I’m looking for. I swear this will all be worth it come May 17th.

Anyway, I am going to get some rest. Can’t afford to miss another day. 

-KS