Thursday, April 17, 2008

My aching legs.. sorry, I'm whining

I had this brilliant idea a few days ago that I should start doing exercises in the kitchen while I am waiting for the microwave, toaster, kids to eat, etc. Mostly I've been doing squats, with the odd set of pushups or plank in there. And today, it caught up to me! My legs are killing me!! But in a good way, of course.

What's not hurting in a good way is my knee and my elbow. My knee started hurting at the tail-end of my run on Tuesday. I thought it would be okay by today so I started my run... and 90 seconds into it, I stopped. I am really scared that I will hurt it really badly and it will force me to stop running for a long period of time. So, I upped the incline and walked for my 20 minutes that I had before my BOSU class. Really hoping it's fine again by Monday!

Speaking of my BOSU class - what fun!! For those of you that don't know what it is, you use once of these:

It really works your core and is fun and bouncy at the same time (LOL). I think I will try and add this class into my Thursday workout routine.

Anyways, BIG DATE countdown... just TWO more sleeps!!!!! *insert giddy laugh here* So far it looks like I'll be safe regarding the snow and driving... I'm making cookies for my boy tomorrow... hopefully I can keep my fingers out of the cookie dough!


Jim Purdy said...

Kitchen exercises? Great idea!

The Mizfit blog has some good information about kitchen exercises.

Here's some information on her blog

And here's her YouTube video of triceps exercises in the kitchen

And you can search for more exercises on my health blog search engine at

Hanlie said...

I am getting so excited for you!

Cammy said...

I love the BOSU!! My calves kill me after I try to balance on it while doing squats, but it's so much fun. I'll have to look for a local class.

jenima said...

well thats one way of working in moments of exercise, hadn't thought of that one, enjoy the weekend :-)

Jenera said...

'two more sleeps'....I love that. In our house it was always "X number of days AND A WAKE UP".

Great job on the kitchen exercises. Every little bit adds up doesn't it?

Heather said...

that sounds like fun! the soreness is a good thing, it means your working your body! hope your date went well!

Selma said...

Good for you, taking it easy so you don't permanently hurt yourself.