Apparently I skipped out on this yesterday. I didn't notice until just now. Have no idea what I did last night after the 5 mile run... Oh yea. I had to finish up some work for this morning! Oops, I remember now. I didn't plan that day very good. Should have done it earlier in the day. Will try harder!
I've got another wrench to throw in the mix. I've decided to go, twice a week, to Optimal Performance Specialists (they work with Orthopedic Rehab here in town) to get my knee exercises in. I went there last week for an evaluation on my knee and they figured out exactly what was going on. Wish I could speak their language, but I translate it to the fact that one muscle is taking over in my leg when it shouldn't. I got a set of exercises that I need to do twice a week to get my knee to behave correctly (oddly enough it's squats and lunges, the things that I was avoiding!). I have to pay special attention when I'm doing them so that I'm doing them correctly and allowing the right muscle to do it's work. In 12 weeks time, I should be as good as new! Ok, maybe not that good, but not having my knees hurt or feel sore would be a start. When I was doing the squats correctly, sometimes my knees wouldn't even crack and make crackling sounds!
Why do I bring that up? Because, also with the knee exercises, I get strength exercises and tons of cool stuff in these sessions. I'm pretty certain that all equals to a lot of soreness. The two days a week that I'll go there, I won't be doing Jillian, because that's way too much. If Jillian can't make me shredded, maybe training for another marathon (YES, you heard that correctly! Memorial Day weekend three friends and I will be running a delightful 26.2 miles along Traverse City bay) and getting in some kick butt strength training will do the trick!
Today, I did Level 3 (9:30pm, way too late), and did part hard exercises, and part easy. I know that in 10 days, I'll be able to do all of the hard moves and I'm excited. I'm ready!!