Monday, January 28, 2008

The CP3O Shuffle



Here's a free tip (courtesy of the Limemonkey): If you decide to take up running, be sure to stretch.

On Saturday, I came home to find a digital scale in my kitchen. For some reason, Leah thought that right next to the fridge was the best place for it. I got on it, and yikes. That's all I can say, "yikes."

So, some changes are in order. I woke up early-ish on Sunday and decided to go running. I stretched...a little. Turns out I didn't stretch enough. My legs were sore, but it didn't stop me from running again this morning. I stretched, but it was too late--the damage was done. Now I'm walking like CP3O from STAR WARS--I'm very, very stiff. I'm okay, but stairs are MURDER on my legs. Strangely, it's the going down part that hurts the worst. You'd think going upstairs would be the worst, but no.

Anyway, tonight at work was fun. My job involves a lot of walking/wandering around and stair climbing. Ugh...when did I start getting so damn old?

8 comments:

Dave said...

This one I know. You started getting old the moment you were born.

Lrgblueeyes said...
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Jimu said...

These are not the towels you are looking for. move along.

Jason said...

Ha! No shit right...

Hey Jimu it was cool seeing you again after so long. We should all (even Davu) get together and rock out sometime soon. Talk to Leah about it.

Dave said...

Let me guess: It's the front of the legs that hurts?

Going down stairs is a slower, more controlled movement, and the leg stretches more, so it makes sense that it hurts more.

Jason said...

Yeah, you're probably right David. I feel much better today. I too a break from running this morning--to let the legs heal and to fight off the cold.

Terri said...

If you wear ankle weights on those stairs then when you take them off, it feels like you're flying.

Jason said...

Now that my legs have healed up it feels like I'm flying.