Monday, February 1, 2010

Workout #5ish

Tonight's workout was similar to Friday's. I'm hesitant to really call it "Workout #5" because even though it is supposed to match the Couch to 5K program, it kinda doesn't. I'm thinking of renaming them Sexy Strout Workouts. And in which case, I might as well renumber them to correspond to my workout schedule. So tonight was Sexy Strout Workout #9.

Anyway, over the weekend, as a reward for some substantial progress in my Gut-Be-Gone regimen, I downloaded some new tunes. It is my way of attempting to divert the brain from the pain. Last week, I had been walking to "We Didn't Start the Fire" (it's stuck in your head again, isn't it K-Fin?), and then I rocked out to some Kanye: "Stronger" and "Gold Digger." However, I started to think "Stronger" - which I usually find empowering - was dragging me down a bit.

So this week, I mixed it up. I started with "Send Me on My Way" for my 2.7 mph walk, and followed that with "You Can Call Me Al." For jogging, even the light 4 mph one I'm doing, I highly recommend Dropkick Murphys, especially "Shipping Up To Boston" and "Tessie." Unless you're a Yankees fan. But if you're a Yankees fan, I don't know if I'm really that interested in helping out your workouts. One of my favorite songs, "Rock and Roll" by Eric Hutchinson fit well, surprisingly, and helped me push through the last 90 second jog I did. I'm still happy that I made myself finish it! Finally, to close things out, I enjoyed some of Finger 11's "Paralyzer."

So somehow, I managed to get through the workout. Well, I may have walked through a jog session at the end, but I'll have to doublecheck the routine. Either way, I completed Sexy Strout Workout #9, that's for sure. While stretching out afterwards, though, I noticed something peculiar. As I stretched and rotated my right foot, I attempted to do the same with my left foot. Could not make it circle. It was like my ankle was locked up or the muscles were so tight, nothing was moving. After about 20 minutes, it seemed to recover, but I'm going to look into it. I'm going to Google "weird ankle/foot/leg function after running/walking" and see what I come up with.

1 comment:

Kiera said...

Check out Black Eyed Peas album The End or Pink's Funhouse album, both have some excellent gym tunes! Current favorite is Imma Be by the Peas