Has-Been Ironman competitor makes his was back to being fit and accomplishing lofty goals :)
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wake Up Call
Yoga - I feelz it!
A full week of early mornings. That's a first. I'm definitely relying on a single cup of coffee in the afternoon to keep me awake until I get home. Around 1:30pm I get the urge to fall asleep. I used to think it was the crash from a sugar rush of my fruit smoothie breakfast, but now I'm not so sure. I think my body just wants an afternoon nap, an energy cycle of sorts. Damn. I'm getting old, I need a nap to function? Sad. lol Anyhow a single cup of coffee, albeit BIG one, does the trick.
In the morning I tried P90x Yoga for the first time. Well not the first first time, but first time in a year. I tried it once before and absolutely hated it. I was laid up for a week with muscle pain, I just don't have core or anything for that matter. This was only my second 'core' workout since last week. I gave this Yoga thing my best though. I held all the poses and kept great blance and really made an effort to complete the workout. About 40 minutes in though I had nothing left. As soon as they started standing on one leg and stuff I was done. I figured it just got progressively harder after that so I quit while I was ahead. I felt great all day though, it felt like I picked up a ton of energy. It must have been all those 'hidden' muscles coming awake on me. I definitely noticed a difference in the pool. I've never felt so much burn in my muscle in the pool like that before. I could tell 'things' were fatigued.
Dont Wake the Wife!!
Sure enough 24hrs after my Yoga workout the soreness set in. Don't touch my ribs. I may kill you. Things are very tender. I haven't given up though. I look forward to trying to complete the entire 90 minute DVD. Matty-O mentioned it gets easier after halfway, and if I remember correctly he is right. The rest of it was just stretching and stuff. Maybe I shouldn't have given up so easy? Nahhh first time NEEDS to be enjoyable so I will try it again. I think it worked. This was waaay easier than the Triathlonecore DVD from last week. I think I'll stick to Yoga for now and work my way up to the other DVD.
Mrs. LoTC is unhappy with these early mornings. She's a real b*tch in the mornings and doesn't like to be waken up. I try to be quiet but she's just never happy. I need to find a way to get her to come join me and while I ride the bike she can do Yoga or something. Or maybe I'll just let the Ogre sleep, she's likely to bite my head off if she joins me. It's probably best if she stays in bed lol. I'm the luckiest guy in the world though, she had my breakfast and lunch already made for me even before I finished my workout! Usually I have to poke and prod and roll her out of bed to get my morning feedings. Maybe there is some hope for her afterall!!