"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ice, Ice Baby...too cold! .....

Yesterday, I ran 4 miles in 50 minutes on my lunch break, on a slight incline (which is a new development this past few weeks).

Then, after work, I brought my bootcamp clothes, and did an 8 mile bike ride.

After that, I trucked it to bootcamp, where we had an hour and ten minute (usually a 45m class) ass kicking on the step, where I used a riser, which is also a recent addition to my workouts.

By the time I left, and stopped at the store for a bag of ice, there were tornado sirens going off. I spent the next couple hours consoling scared pets.

And then, I did it. I took my first ice bath!

I admit, I was afraid, and thought it was stupid, but on the recommendation of one of my running friends last weekend when I pulled an ass muscle, I gave in.

I could barely walk up my stairs to the bathroom I was so stiff and sore. I took two ibuprofin, sat in the ice bath for 8 long, and torturous minutes......

But...today? I feel fabulous! No soreness, no stiffness, and I am ready for another three workouts!

The true test of changing my eating is going to be this weekend. When I go to my family reunion. The polish side. Where I have to resist the most delicious foods known to man.

I'm taking, um, an apple, and some cucumbers, and a chicken breast.


Organic Meatbag said...

Wow, you are an iron woman...that could NOT have felt great on the lady bits!

Fizzgig said...

well you wear clothes, shorts and a sweatshirt, but the girly bits go numb almost instantly! lol

Teena in Toronto said...

Wicked workout!! I'm so jealous!

The ice bath?! Brrrrrr!

Fizzgig said...

Teena, if i write it down its more believable. I have a hard time giving myself credit for how hard I work. But for me, it's alot!

Frances said...

WOW! I am beyond impressed.
Sending you all luck, love and light from NYC