I’ve followed my training plan and exercised by doing power walks every other day for the past 1,5 months now and it’s going great. Currently I’m doing 4k every second day except once a week when it’s “interval day”. In the beginning I walked 1k in around 13 minutes, now I’m down to 11. 🙂 At the end of October I shall complete a 5k walk. Can you imagine how good my race in May would have been if I had done the training plan before then! 😉
This week it was finally time to meet with the PT I signed up with in August. I’ve eagerly anticipated this appointment which has been delayed due to my eye infection among other things. So, three days ago I packed my bag and went to the gym, Fitness 24 Seven. First time ever I’ve been to a gym. I’m not convinced yet… the locker rooms were terrible. Seriously, don’t people care about how they leave a place!? I felt like walking away before I even had changed into my training clothes, but as I’ve paid for 3 times with the PT I got to go to this particular gym (they have plenty of other gyms in other locations). And the bath rooms! Yuck…
We decided that to start with he would give me exercises I could do at home and in a month or so I’ll see him again and he shows me things to do at the gym. So, he showed me the different exercises (pelvic lifts, squats, push ups, crunches, etc) and how to make them correctly. Some of them were harder to do than others and push ups he had to come up with an alternative for as my wrists couldn’t take it. A very good 45 minute appointment overall.
It was not until later in the evening I noticed the soreness in my muscles. Obviously I knew it was going to arrive as I’ve not done any type of training since… ages ago… some never. During the night it got worse, as soon as I moved I felt a bad muscle pain in my stomach area. I did not sleep well that night… I’m still having soreness, second night was bad as well but as long as I’m up walking it’s no big deal. I have to say though the soreness in the stomach muscles is the worst soreness I’ve ever experienced.
The good thing with sore muscles though, compared to joint pain, is that it doesn’t hurt when you’re standing/sitting/laying still. It’s just when you move. Also, it’s a good pain because I’ve been doing something good for my health and not because my illness flares. I’m hoping I’ll have more muscle soreness and less joint pain this Fall! 🙂