I’ve been wanting to get T Junior involved in more physical activities, so we showed up at The Little Gym on Monday to try a free class. It took him a few minutes to warm up, but at least he didn’t protest in the lobby the entire time like one little boy. T Junior just observes first and joins in later.
Actually, I think he just liked watching Mommy gallop in a circle and do “Monkey Jumps” (hands on the floor, jump with both feet off the ground) the day after running 16 miles. Ouch and ouch.
But we had a good time. Afterward, we had lunch and then he took a two-hour nap.
Now, The Little Gym is not cheap. And I’m still in negotiations with Mr. T about whether or not we want to/can afford to sign him up. If you ask me, the two-hour nap is worth the price.
T Junior woke up asking about the “Big Gym.” My gym. He wanted to play dinosaurs again. I was already dressed, I took the puppy out to go potty, got a snack and water for the kiddo and we were out the door for the gym. I was walking in when I was reminded the day care doesn’t open till 4. Aw, crap!
Luckily, the gym is close and we just went home and got a few other things done. An hour later we were back. T Junior charged into the day care like he owned the place even though he’s been there once. His face was unsure when I said I was leaving to go out pf the room and go running, but he let me go.
I got on the treadmill. Oprah was on. My calves were on fi-ire. I whispered, “Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch,” for the first half mile at a 12-minute pace. The gal on the ‘mill next to me probably thought I was nuts. Then again, maybe I am since I had the lofty goal of a 4-miler the day after 16. Like Forrest Gump said, “I just felt like running.”
I made it to 3 miles. Then I walked for another half to try and cool my legs down. But they stayed tight all night and my feet ached. Nothing a little Ibuprofin won’t fix, right?
I wonder if T Junior’s muscles are sore from monkey jumps The Little Gym?
4/19/10 – 3 Miles – 33:26
Average pace: 11:08
FIRST of all – Way to go on the 16-miler!!! Woohoo!SECOND – Watch those calf muscles! I was training for my first marathon when I tore my calf because after those successive long runs, I just wasn't getting them stretched out enough. They were tight like a rubber band stretched all the way out until…snap. HIGHLY recommend rolling your calves over a foam roller to break up the tissue.
That sounded awful – sorry for the gloom & doom. Just take care of yourself 🙂
Way to go!!I often wonder if they get sore muscles like us as well. We tried one of the intro classes when BW was smaller – have a good time!
Yay for T Junior liking the gym… that makes it so much easier!! Well, the getting there anyway. Not having just done a 16 miler probably would have made the run easier, but what fun would that be? 🙂
Little Gym sounds fun! And too cute that he was asking about going to the Big Gym also!Hope your legs feel better.
hmm, I never thought that my kids might have sore muscles after soccer or dance or whatever.Those classes although expensive are awesome. My girls took a similar class for 2 years and loved it!
My son, now a teen, has never complained about sore muscles. After our hikes, runs, bike rides I would be limping and complaining and he would grin and be ready for more. It is amazing how quickly kids recover. When he gets to be my age, maybe he will understand why I need a day or two of rest.
Great job! 4 after 16 is intense be careful!
I wish I could take a 2-hr nap after every workout hehe.
I always wonder if the kiddos have sore muscles after playing like they do??? i bet they do! Great job hammering out 3 miles after your 16~ that is rough!!! I am sure it will help you though!!!