I hate to admit it but I think I might be over doing it just a tad these days. 2+ hours everyday of spinning 7 days a week plus tennis a few times a week is slowly taking its toll on me. My right inside foot is all swollen under the ankle bone and I think that might be caused by the spinning classes and the heavy resistance I use on hill climbs. Add tennis and the back and forth of that sport and there you go.
Today after a meeting I began to stretch and ended up pulling my left quad muscle. That has never happened before. Calf yes, quad, no. Strange feeling. Decided to take a break tonight and avoid the gym altogether. Will chow down on some extra protein and an advil and hopefully that will aid in the recovery. God knows I can't be away from the gym for more than a day.
And a super special shout out to Rabid Runner, http://www.rabidrunner.com/, who just finished the NYC marathon last week. That is so nuts. Running is just crazy. Running for that long is just wrong. I envy runners who can put their bodies through that. No wonder they all look so good. Hmmm, maybe I should take up running. Duh why didn't I think of this before.