I still haven’t gotten back to lifting. I found out that (as usual) my body was much more sore Monday than it was on Sunday. My upper body especially. I guess pulling myself over walls, bales of hay and mud pits and doing the army crawl can put some stress on some muscles. That, and my back still isn’t right. I am definitely going to go back to lifting, but I am not sure if some lifts that involve the back will be possible. Squats, bent-over-rows and the like may be out the window.
The good news is that my wife and I still went to the gym and still got on the treadmills… and I actually ran another 5K. Granted, I was on a treadmill in front of a TV listening to SporsCenter, so it wasn’t exactly like running down the blacktop, but it was still a 5K. I wanted to see if I could do it despite the sore muscles and cuts, scrapes and bruises. I was able to, obviously, but the surprise is how the pain pretty much disappeared within the first 5 minutes. I still got a “stitch” in my side about 20 minutes into it that caused me to walk for a minute, but after that I was back at it. And I was able to finish the 3.1 miles in the fastest time yet. A mere 36:31. I’m sure that rates up there in the top 10 terrible times, but it’s a PR for me 🙂
Breakfast – Overnight oatmeal with brown sugar
Lunch – Chicken strips with potatoes
Dinner – Chicken Tamale Bake
Snack – Peanut Butter Cake
Dessert – Protein shake with Cracklin’ Oat Bran
4.63 miles on the treadmill