Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb
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Return to Pakua

I went to Pa-kua for the first time since...Purim, I think. Yeah, I took off all of April.

I am going to *hurt* tomorrow, but it's a good hurt, right?

Quite seriously, I had a marvelous workout - I ran more than I walked, Master Eric had us (he did them with me) do 100 push-ups (and he had me go into a more horizontal position, so that while I was still doing the girl pushups, my knees were further back and giving me less support. I could feel it in my arms big time) and then 120 crunches. Again, I'm going to hurt tomorrow.

It doesn't help that I woke at 5:30 this morning with a leg cramp. The muscle relaxed enough that I could go back to sleep and could do the full work out, but my calf does hurt a bit.

Then we did the 24 movements slowly for maximum stretch, and the split on heels was as difficult as I'd anticipated. In fact, my thighs were trembling - but I held the split, so I'm happy. Couldn't keep them as wide as I'd liked for the floor movements, but I tried hard.

Over the past couple of years, I've developed these thick, ropy muscles in my thighs - visible even under the bodyfat. The few weeks I've taken off have reduced them. They're not as hard as they were and they feel smoother. I'm also stiffer, which makes sense since that's my normal state. Only exercise makes me looser.

I hope never to take as long a break again, or, if I do, I will do a regimen at home. I *like* those muscles. I like all the muscles and skills I developed.
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