Today was a rest day for marathon training, which should mean ‘NO WORKING OUT.’ Theoretically. Since I’m doing my 30 Day Shred Challenge, it wasn’t exactly a day without working out.
I really felt it in my chest and my quads. I consider myself blessed in the fact that generally, my legs look good for my size. When I’m running, they’re more shapely and defined, but where I store weight is in my torso. My butt, waist and chest — that’s where I’m hit the hardest.
Thoughts on Day 2: it felt harder, but seemed to move faster. The 20 minutes flew by. Maybe because I knew what to expect or because I wasn’t also trying to do it after a 3 mile run, I’m not really sure.
In all honesty, though, I wouldn’t mind some more ab work . . . I adore Pilates, love core exercises, and really push myself when I need to do ab work. For 30 Day Shred, you do one minute of ab work at a time, three times in the segment. I could be okay with doing more. I have some other DVDs with lots of good ab work, so in the interest of strengthening the postural muscles to hold me up while I run, I might start adding those too.
Did I really just write that??? Okay . . . the muscle soreness really must be getting to me.
Tomorrow is a 4-mile run day so I’m interested to see how the delayed-onset muscle soreness affects both the run AND Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred Challenge. Hmmm . . .