Where did this weekend go? Let me see...
A friend and ex-colleague invited me to a "power workout". She assured me that her workout, though only 15 minutes long, would make every muscle cringe. I am always looking for new and better ways to strength-train and I was intrigued by the idea of this super workout. I met Mars early Friday morning before work. We worked our shoulders, biceps, triceps, hips, quads, hamstrings, obliques and muscles I never knew existed...all in 15 minutes. And it didn't feel like we were working out because we were chatting and having fun the whole time. She warned me a couple of times not to overdo it. I laughed it off, thinking, "Piece of cake...I can handle this".
By evening, my quads were starting to ache...and by Saturday morning, I could barely crawl out of bed to meet the group at the towpath. Once I started running, the pain didn't bother me. I was able to keep pace with Sandy, who had already completed gazillion miles and was just finishing up her last 6 miles, still looking great and running strong.
Saturday was a beautiful day for skiing. DH and I spent 4 hours night-skiing on the wonderfully-lit slopes of Blue Mountain. Of course, I fell on the slopes...a night of skiing would not be complete without the ceremonious fall.
This morning, Sandy and I went trail running. We ran 6.52 miles on the winding 6-mile run trail in Somerset. The trail was strewn with leaves and in several places, there were little tree stumps that were hardly noticeable. Sandy stumbled at one point and I turned around to see if she was alright...and as I did so, I tripped on a stump myself and came crashing to the ground, my head hitting a tree branch as I went down. Luckily, I wore a thick cap which absorbed some of the shock, and apart from a few dazed moments and bruised knees, I was none the worse for wear and was able to complete the run.
After a hot shower and a nap, I took stock: Still very sore arms, shoulders, quads, hamstrings and hips, 2 stinging, swollen, colorfully bruised knees, a few nagging muscles in mysterious places and an imaginary headache...quite an eventful weekend, don't you think?
Total miles for the week: 32.1 miles
Tuesday: 13.1 miles - 2:03:27
Thursday: 6 miles - 57:46
Friday: power workout (ouch!)
Saturday: 6.5 miles - 59:52, skiing
Sunday: 6.52 miles - 1:20:21