Monday, November 11, 2013

A Legs Workout to Make You Uncomfortable.

Anybody here love having sore muscles? If you're reading this blog, I'm pretty sure you do because all of us runners are crazy like that.
Crazy enough to do a workout like this.
Fortunately, I only had time to do one round because, just being honest with you and myself, I don't think I could make it through 2-3.  Every single move was challenging. I'm talking burning muscles, shaking legs, the whole nine ....I definitely ended with jello legs. 
The next morning things didn't feel too bad so I decided to go for a midday run through D.C.
The weather was perfect, around 60 and partly cloudy.
and the scenery is always amazing. 6 comfortable miles and not a one of them was boring.
About an hour after my run though, the DOMS started to reallllly kick in. Everything hurt. Getting up from my chair, sitting down, walking stairs.
I love it because it means that I worked hard.
There is this line that Jillian Michael's says and it really hits home for me: 
"Get comfortable with being uncomfortable"
Your body is never going to change unless you force it to. Doing the same exercises everyday isn't going to get you anywhere. Our bodies are made to adapt to the stresses that we place on them. If you want to change, you have to change what you're doing.
Plus, you get to have awesome recovery meals.

This burger was topped with about a ton of different condiments post-picture. Ketchup, mustard, Cholula and relish....Delicious.
When was the last time you had DOMS? What were you doing?
Do you like Jillian Michaels?
What's your favorite condiment?


  1. I had DOMS Wednesday night through Friday night from a tough leg workout on Wednesday! It definitely makes me feel good...even if sitting on the toilet hurts. Doing some cross-training or light running usually helps my legs to feel better. And I love compression socks.

    Favorite condiment: avocado. Or mustard.

  2. I find a nice slow swim really helps loosen my muscles!
    By the way, are you on bloglovin? I've just found your blog and am really enjoying it :)