Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Isn't she lovely...leg day!

Oh Boy! I love that song, it just makes me want to groove!

Yesterday was "leg day", which turned out to be a pretty challenging leg day! I Was supposed to do three sets of three quad exercises and three sets of hamstring and calf exercises. Well, I also had a long run on the books (11ish miles) and was aiming to do that all after work. Wouldn't you know it, I turned my ankle during the warm up in boot camp and really bit the dust--er pavement--hard!

scraped knee from Tuesday 

I taught through boot camp and came home to survey the damage. My ankle was so so, not a bad twist, I walked it right of. Still, Sunday I had wiped out on my bike in the rain and hurt my shin in two places, the same leg I skinned yesterday! Yikes... both were staring at me wondering "Are you REALLY going to run?" 

My answer: "Yep, I decide that, you have no say in it!" Even my scraped elbow protested, but I put it in it's place! 

I did my run, 8 miles cut short due to night falling and me not wanting to run around the lakes one more time alone. Then I came home and did: 

Bulgarian Split squats 20 each leg x 2
Lunges 30 each leg x 2
Body Squats 20 x 2 
Then called it a good, hard, good enough leg day. 

I whipped up a little protein power on a plate! 
Zucchini, onions, yams and kidney beans with garam marsala and Bragg's Liquid Amino's. Yum. It hit the spot! I also had 2 little chicken sausages from the co-op. 

I indulged too in a little Rice Dream ice cream treat because ...well just because! Some days having a treat is nice. I want to be consistent in making sure that treats are treats, but I don't want to feel deprived. 

I don't always talk about it here on my blog or on FB for those who follow me or have friended me, but I had a hard few days and it's only Wednesday, but I will say this: No matter what happens, I will count it all joy when I am facing struggles! I will remember that the battle is won and the enemy is a defeated foe. I will hold my head up high, remind myself, the world around me and anything trying to keep me down that I am more than a conqueror and that no trials, troubles, scrapes, falls or struggles can keep me down. (Romans 8:37-39) I am going to claim my position and hold fast even on those days when I don't feel like I can. I would encourage all of YOU to do the same. 

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