Friday, February 4, 2011

Sore, Yet Determined

When starting a new strength-training regimen, I'm always more sore on the second day after exercising than on the first day. Right now my hamstrings are making themselves known. Problem is, I'm scheduled to run 5K with speed training after work today, and I'm not sure whether that plan will actually come together.

What I am going to do, though, is get home, put on the rest of my exercise clothes, and walk out the door. (See, I'm wearing a sports bra and workout tank top under my long sleeved shirt, so all I need to do is swap my jeans and shoes for their running equivalents and I'll be nearly ready to go.) Once I actually get going down the road, I'll be better able to judge what my body is capable of doing this afternoon.

I realized about 45 minutes after lunch just how well fiber can contribute to a feeling of fullness. Lunch today was half a sweet potato topped with about a cup of black-eyed peas, plus a mandarin. While it was of reasonable theoretical volume, in my belly it felt like I would never need to eat again. :) Of course, as that was nearly four hours ago, I am, in fact, a little bit hungry right now, but that's just my own personal need to eat every 3-4 hours.

How about you--when you're not sure whether you're up to exercising, how do you approach the dilemma?

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