Sunday 22 April 2012

Sunday ramblings

There's been so much going on recently that even when I have had down time, I haven't really been able to organise my thoughts. This evening, I'm not even going to try!

I enjoyed watching coverage of the London Marathon this morning. I was pretty much glued to the TV for the first half of the women's race. I don't know if it's because her husband is one of the presenters of the Marathon Talk podcast, but I found myself invested in Liz Yelling's performance and felt really bad when it became obvious that she wasn't going to be fastest Brit and nab the last Olympic marathon spot. I was also more addicted than normal to my twitter feed to get regular updates from other people in the race/spectating. Maybe I should have gone to spectate myself...

I have too many things that I want to be doing at the moment! I definitely want to continue the ballet, which follows school term times. I also want to be karate training regularly (which I'm currently quite erratic at) and I need to be running a bit too. Oh, and there's swimming with a friend which I like to fit in at least once a fortnight and haven't managed for "a while". It's like a puzzle with too many pieces!

Which brings me on to the fact that my legs have given up on me! It took five days for my calves to completely recover from the ballet lesson. And then yesterday I went out to do a light spot of running and was absolutely exhausted! I think my new running style makes me travel faster and therefore leaves me breathless (at least whilst it's still new and unusual). And now my quads hurt, which I think is from the exercises my coach gave me to strengthen my glutes and hamstrings. Ooops.

That's enough rambling for one day. Hopefully my brain will settle a bit now!


Sara said...

ouch and more ouch! Hope you're feeling better soon

Elle said...

Yikes. I wondered how your legs would feel after all the ballet work.

Don't forget a bit of rest in all that activity, too.

Maybe those yoga stretches would be good now.

Cathy said...

Ballet wow - I admire ballet dancers for standing on their toes like they do.