I am a little bit of a freak when it comes to working out. First, there are some days that I work out twice. Its not necessarily that I feel I HAVE to or anything. But I like to run in the mornings and Michael likes to go to the gym at night. So rather than sit at home alone and mindlessly eat, I go back to the gym. Second, it all revolves around running and race times. If it doesn’t support and help my chip time, I am not interested. Third, I need feedback.
Once a week, I work out with torture trainer Victor. I like Victor. He is very nice. But I tend to need more “feedback” than he offers. So once in a while, I ask. Am I working hard enough? What else should I be doing? So I asked him this morning, Am I working hard enough? He rolled his eyes and gave me a face. Yes, you are working hard enough. You are getting stronger, I keep adding weight. Then he told me he needs to be careful not to work me too hard. What else should I be doing? (this one came out as a yelp I think as he was stretching me at the end). His answer, shockingly, stretch more.
It made me feel better. I have serious DOMS so I don’t really “feel” our workouts for 36 hours. But MAN, do I feel them then. So I think I am working hard enough. But it is nice to hear it from someone else once in a while.