Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 36 - 3...2...1... PAIN

I did my cardio on my freshly fixed elliptical. WOO HOO!!

For those who don't know, I have an elliptical with an adjustable stride length.  It had been stuck on the 13" stride length which works your quads more.  But tonight... tonight, I got to use the 18" stride length.  Oh! It felt so good.  Kind of.  Except that the muscles in my legs weren't happy.  I think the conversation went something like this:

Legs: Oh.  Wait a minute.  Ow. OW. OW!!!!  What the hell?
Me: It's called the elliptical.  It's good for you.  Trust me.
Legs: Trust you my a$$.  Literally.
Me: No really.  You'll thank me for it someday.
Legs: Did your parents say that to you? Did you believe them when they said it?
Me:  Hmmmm.  You have a point.
Legs: Damn straight! Now get off this damn thing!
Me:  Nope.  See, I'm doing this challenge.
Legs:  Challenge?  What the hell kind of challenge?  And why did you involve me??
Me: First of all, do you really have to curse?  Second, the challenge requires me to exercise.  So you'll just have to suck it up.
Legs: First, hell yes I have to curse!  Wait!!! Don't turn up the resistance!  Are you trying to kill me?? And second, who's idea was it to do the challenge?
Me: Hey - if you want to blame someone, blame Lisa and Christine.  They started it!
Legs:  As soon as we can walk without feeling like Jello, we will!  You can bet on it!

And then, I went on to do about 40 minutes of cardio. My legs still hate me.  I think I'll just have to apologize in the morning when they are speaking to me again.

Wait.  Am I really talking about talking to my legs?  I need some sleep.


Miz said...

I kinda love the days when my legs arent talking to me :) Im in a weee bit of a cardio rut and theyve been chatting happily away far too often.


Deb said...

Way to whip those legs into shape!!

Anonymous said...

That is great! LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha. I talk to my body parts as well. :)

ARJules said...

Miz - I was surprised that my legs were having trouble with it, but it's a good thing. I like feeling like I've actually worked out. I like that sore feeling after. If I'm not sore, I feel like it was all for naught.

Deb - I hope they get whipped into shape. Otherwise they'll just be whipped. And that won't feel good. :)

Wannabe - Thanks! :) Glad I made you laugh.

Sylvia - Really... what does that say about us?? ha ha ha Oh well!

Lindsay said...

I talk to my body all the time!!! haha

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