Tuesday, March 30, 2010


To say that my legs are sore is an understatement. Its like a decent case of DOMS after a high intensity or high volume leg session. There is pain everywhere but I feel good knowing its just me pushing my body to new limits. Of course its gonna buck back with a "what on earth do you think you're doing? I'll show you!!" response.

Today I was driving to a meeting and so I had a little "imagine if" time in the car. It went something like this:

Me: wow with all this running and the soreness I feel in my legs, they must be getting tighter and more toned.

Alter-ego: yeah!! Now if you could just tighten your diet right up and lean right down just imagine how awesome your legs could look!

Me: Maybe but what about all the foods I wouldnt be eating because I'd be on a diet  (shivering at the thought)

Alter ego: Maybe but imagine how good you would look.

Me: I'm happy with how I look. My legs might not be super lean and toned but my life is balanced and enjoyable. I'll stick with things just as they are. Having super looking legs is not the be all and end all.

And so my day progressed with this feeling of comfort about how I look, how I'm performing and how my life is.

Oh BTW I stuffed up my 3km time trial this morning so I'm giving it another go tomorrow. Sub 18 is the goal!!


LizN said...

The week after my first half marathon, I felt like I needed a cane. I was quite a sight! It does get better with time and ks under your belt :)

Kristy said...

Great conversation Magda.

I nearly bought a diet book yesterday, but it wasn't in stock, so another book jumped out called "101 Things to do before you diet". I started reading last night and it is really good. Similar to "If not dieting then what", but more girly. I'm really enjoying it.

Magda said...

Thanks Liz. I'll no doubt be the same. If it hurts this much after light training, how much will it hurt after the race? Major pain, I'm sure.

Good work Kristy. Stop wasting money on useless diet books. The one you bought sounds like a much better approach!