Ok, so I mentioned in my last post about wanting to have a short strength routine to get into the habit of doing regularly.
Hence yesterday morning, I was up nice and early to do 20 minutes of yoga, followed by a 30 min dog walk which I decided to follow with this new strength routine……
- 10 x narrow squats
- 10 x bicep curls
- 10 x wide squats
- 10 x bicep curl with shoulder press
- 10 x lunge
- 10 x tricep lift
2 sets of the above, all with a 2lb weight in each hand
It really didn’t take very long and I felt fine.
However. Tuesday night is club run, and last night took us to Scarborough on an ‘away run’. Half way through I could feel that my thighs were a little sore. That’s OK I thought, to be expected.
This morning’s yoga session was interesting…..
My OH said if anyone could over hear they would wonder what was going on…..
I may have groaned, and oooohhhed a few times.
The front of my thighs and my inner thighs are certainly feeling it and a day sat at my desk has done nothing to help. I really hoped today’s half hour dog walk would loosen them up, and it maybe did, but only a tiny bit !
I am planning a run in the morning and then to repeat the strength session again – but will have to see just how sore I still am. The other half has just told me that he has paid for me to have a sports massage – I will look forward to that!
But I’ve learnt that I REALLY need to do this regularly – to be this sore shows just how much I need to work on my muscle strength.
Any tips on dealing with DOMS ??!!