Am I imagining it, or are my leg tendons getting stronger and bouncier?
I was just dancing around the kitchen doing a simple little dance as follows:
* stand on the ball of one foot with the heel about three inches off the ground, knee slightly bent; then
* bounce the heel down so that it's just about to touch (but not touching) the ground, then bounce back up again;
* do this twice on one foot, then switch to the other foot, then switch back.
I feel like (after six weeks of c25k) my legs have turned into strong and powerful springs!
I'm also hoping this counts as an adequate anti-shin-splint exercise, because it's similar to standing with my toes on a step's edge and moving up and down, but considerably more fun