It was raining yesterday so I went to a Swiss Ball class instead. I hadn't done this before, and it was odd, to say the least. I felt quite smug when the Mistress Of Pain said it was time to turn our attention to our legs - with running, I thought my leg muscles would be okay at least. Ha! How wrong can you be? All my muscles quivered in anguish, even the running ones!
It turns out that I have no core muscles. This class should strengthen them, if I live long enough. I am shuffling round today, bent over because my stomach muscles ache a lot, and trying not to bend too far because my back muscles ache as well
I went up to the gym after it was over and tackled the treadmill, or dreadmill as someone on here rightly christened it. I managed a warm up walk, then a whole 5 minutes of running, and then sagged for a further 5 minutes of cool-down. I wasn't out of breath but I couldn't do any more 'cos I was totally cream-crackered!
I thought my fitness was vastly improved since starting this c25k lark - but just three-quarters of an hour of fighting a space-hopper without ears has proved that I can probably improve in other areas as well! Here's hoping I can get out for a nice, restful 5k tomorrow