Thursday is usually a weight-lifting day but J couldn’t go so I got to make up my own thing. So, 20 minutes at a good clip on the elliptical, then lifting weights, and then the lovely stretching. I’m not sure if I’ll get a run in as scheduled on Friday, so a little extra cardio today works. I’m still skipping the leg weight-lifting exercises, but added a bunch of calf raises. I’m hoping this will help make my poor, abused calves stronger. I like running, but I’m not sure if having constantly sore legs is a fair tradeoff? It’s not terrible, it’s just a little twinge that I tune out mostly, but it’s annoying.
You know, I’ve been this body for nearly 32 years now but I’m still not great at listening to it. I’m trying to get better, but it’s hard… there are a lot of competing things going on trying to keep me from paying attention to it. It’s not usually very loud either… a little tiny “eat now”, “move more”, “get some rest”, “i didn’t like that”. But the more I listen, the better I get at hearing it.