After a pretty good long weekend, I was able to wake up half an hour earlier this morning and workout again before going to work. I surprised myself by not only waking up, but actually doing more than my previous 15 minutes, which was also my goal for today. This morning I worked out for 21 minutes, after which I was still able to be ready for work with time to spare.
I didn’t think I would even be able to wake up today after four days of getting more sleep and my legs still hurting for my workout on Thursday. Since I got the day off from work on Thursday, used my free time to clean, do laundry, play with the dogs and work out. But this was not just a short 15 to 20 minute morning workout, this was a one hour work out. I had not plan for it to be that long but since I had the time, I decided to keep going until I got tired. After one YouTube video ended, I just went on to the next one. I don’t even remember how many I did.
Later that day I felt fine which I thought maybe had something to do with how much I walk around at work looking for food to refill the refrigerators and shelves. I was wrong, that had nothing to do with it, my legs just didn’t start hurting until the next day when I was at the beach. But that didn’t stop me from going in the water, not even the freezing water stopped me. I slowly made it into the water and tried to swim a little bit. While I swam my legs didn’t hurt, which was something that I learned in my water therapy after the accident and was something that really helped my recovery. My muscles didn’t hurt in the water because the water supports your body weight and stress isn’t applied to your bones or joints. Because your body doesn’t come in contact with a hard surface it is also very unlikely that you will strain your body. Swimming also made it seem less cold.
But for now I’ll keep those morning workouts short and leave the long ones for days I don’t have to work. The best part about these short morning workout is that, apart from not being long enough for anything to hurt, I don’t have to do anything other than rest and eat when I get home from work. I’m already thinking about how long tomorrow’s morning workout will be.