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    #46
    I feel like I should start the whole challenge over running like that!!! LOL it felt great DURING. Nobody warned me about after!!

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      #47
      Originally posted by K e l l y View Post
      I feel like I should start the whole challenge over running like that!!! LOL it felt great DURING. Nobody warned me about after!!
      It's still way better than shin splints. Your calves are tough muscles and can take it! The pain just means you're doing it correctly.

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        #48
        Originally posted by K e l l y View Post
        I'm spending the morning trying to figure out what in HOLY HELL I did to my calf muscles...

        I didn't work out yesterday. Friday was Gravity leg day and 100 calf raises but they've never given me trouble before! I do them all the time, folding laundry, standing in a checkout line, brushing my teeth. Today it feels like someone stabbed me in the back of both legs. The muscles are sore, and sore to the touch. I'm not sure if it was using them differently when running with mid foot strike pattern on Wednesday?! But I'm trying to get laundry done today, up and down from the basement, and if you never hear from me again it's because my legs gave out and I fell to my death...

        Days 19 and 20 of Gravity are upper body and balance so I'm still planning to work out today, doing both to make up for yesterday's lack. I'll (hopefully!) post an update later!
        Yes, will get sore but you can train your muscles to get stronger, with midfoot strike muscles absorb shock rather than pounding on your knee joints, oh my yes, basement is a long, long way down, long run day for me too

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          #49
          I guess it was the calf raises on top of the running?! I mean, it's been four days so why now? Just popped two Advil, hopefully that will take the edge off.

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            #50
            Gravity Day 19
            With dumbbell modifications...push ups to failure 23-15-14 I REALLY wanted to hit 25 on that first set but my endurance is definitely increasing!! Ten more total than last time!

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              #51
              Gravity Day 20
              Done!! Splits STILL not any better. Also, 2.5 DDs Tomorrow I'm running if it kills me

              And YAY for ab day tomorrow!!!

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                #52
                Doing so well! Hooray!

                BTW, is it okay with you if I use the title of your thread as my status update, please? It's kind of relevant these days

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by SkorpionUK View Post
                  BTW, is it okay with you if I use the title of your thread as my status update, please? It's kind of relevant these days
                  Absolutely

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                    #54
                    Gravity Day 21
                    Again yay for abs day Done on level II, I probably could have done III if it wasn't for the leg holds. Those kill me. One armed planks: golden!!

                    Walk to Run Days 23 and 24
                    I combined the two days since I'm not doing it every day. So, split the fifteen minute walk on either side of one minute walk, three minute run x three sets. I will say without a doubt I couldn't have done three minutes with such short breaks even a week ago My calf muscles were still killing me but the walk warmed me up so I went for it. We'll see how I feel tomorrow, good so far!

                    And, I made a big decision today. Huge. To hell with logging my food. I have been doing it consistently for over three months, showing a calorie deficit, and I'm not moving the scale. So, I know how to eat, what decisions are good and bad, how many calories are in an average day for me. And I know this is about SOO much more than what I weigh. It's not an excuse to eat like crap, I'm just cutting myself a little slack.

                    Hope everyone else had a great Monday too!!

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                      #55
                      5 AM: Calf pain is gone!! Guess I just needed to run it out

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                        #56
                        Gravity Day 22
                        I expected endurance to be boring, and it was, but PAINFUL! Wow I thought the knees to elbows would be the worst part, but what is it with those static arm holds?! Ouch!! But, I made it (SO telling me he did them in the military and knowing he probably did ten minutes instead of three, I pushed on )

                        Eight days left!! I'm so ready for this badge!

                        And tomorrow, I shall run

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                          #57
                          Gravity Day 23
                          Swapped in bicep curls and renegade rows with 10lb dumbbells and felt AMAZING! I switched to 7lb on set 5 and regret it, I could have made it Speed bag punches are my weakness, but five minutes total and I didn't hit myself in the face once!!

                          Walking to Running day 25...2 minute walk, 25 second sprint (rounded up to 30 because I suck at math when I'm running ) x 5 sets. Mild knee pain, but I'll be fine. It's hard for me to sprint with a mid foot strike on the treadmill.

                          My love to Gravity, I have GUNS!! LOL seriously though, go biceps and triceps!!

                          OH!!! And push-ups to failure: 26-15-11. 26!!! I'm over half way there!

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                            #58
                            26 pushups in one go is great!

                            And way to go not punching yourself in the face.

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                              #59
                              Wow, 26 pushups in one go is amazing!! Get it!

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                                #60
                                Walk to Run Day 26
                                Almost done!! One minute walk, four minute run x three sets. Threw an extra minute on the last one for kicks. I still can't believe how much better my runs feel It's really encouraging.

                                Gravity Day 24
                                Stretching. Still no progress on the splits Tomorrow is back to the dreaded lunge step ups but I peeked at the rest of the program and LAST DAY!! Lord give me strength for 120 of them (that's only level one!!) I can do this.

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