Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Lunge, Step Down and Roll

I endured a killer leg workout with my personal trainer on Monday night. Among other things I endured 20x2 double pump lunges with 20 pounds of weights in my hands. That alone just about kicked my butt but there was much more.

Tuesday I had an appointment with the physical therapist. They were trying to squeeze 5 days worth of appointments into 4 so I was able to get in about an hour earlier than normal this morning and ended up having the PT, an intern and an aide all to myself. After the previous nights lunges I opted out of them today. They did tell me that I was doing the step down picture perfectly and wished they could have taped them to show other clients how to do it right. I'd better be getting pretty good at them. I've been doing them 2 to 3 days a week for the last couple of months.

Tonight I went out for a 4.5 mile run. Since I'm on the comeback trail I'm running a lot of the old routes I used to run back in 2003 when I started this crazy little adventure. My times now are about equivalent to then, too. Afterward I used the new foam roller. Boy were my quads screaming. My wife and son can't quite figure out how a big round piece of styrofoam would do anybody any good and get quite the kick out of watching me roll around the floor.

Last week at the gym I realized that there is a yoga class on Wednesday at 8:00 I'm going to give it a try tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.

Two more days until a long weekend! (Not that I'm counting ;-0)


Wes said...

You guys have a safe and fun weekend, Darrell!!

Backofpack said...

I'm thinking I already told you this - that I use my foam roller after every run? You should have your wife try it, you just can't imagine till you use it how it feels on a sore muscle. I sure hope it helps you! Have a great holiday weekend!

Joe said...
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Joe said...

With all the wildfires in California, I thought your post was going to be a variant on "stop, drop and roll". I guess it kinda is.

I'm impressed (yet not surprised) with the rigor you are going after the PT, Darrell. Good for you. The quads will come back...the form will come back...you'll be there.