I woke up this morning aching in every part of my body. My shoulders and arms... quiet likely from the four sets of push ups, four sets of dips, the 7.5 pnd weights I used to do the bicep, tricep, shoulder sets during yesterday's class. My legs... they've been complaining -- ALOT -- as of late. I can hear them say "Why are you doing this to us" everytime I stiffly get up from a seated position, or take my first few steps of the day.
Today I was so physically tired I really thought about taking the kids to school and coming back home to bed. But mentally I knew once I started out on my run, all would be fine. The runs have not become any more enjoyable, they are at a pace that defeats me a bit mentally knowing I use to run at a faster pace (and for the life of me, I couldn't run any faster then I currently am), but it's my competative nature to post my daily goal that keeps me putting one foot infront of the other.
I have to laugh when people tout how exercise gives them more energy. Honestly, I'm physically exhausted at the end of the day and my body is ALWAYS sore. But, mentally, I do feel better. I love that I can say at the age of 42 I'm in way better shape then I was at 25.
Tommorow, another class and 3 miles on the treadmill....