What happened after I got off the bike is where things start to get strange. About an hour later I noticed I was feeling energetic. This is very odd for me since I am normally tired all the time. I wake up tired. I force my way through the day, and I go to bed exhausted. This is every day for the last several years. So, when I found myself looking at the elliptical and wondering how it would feel to do a short interval workout, it was practically an out of body experience!I ended up doing a twenty minute workout in the middle of the afternoon. I did one minute of warm up, one minute as fast as I could followed by one minute of recovery (repeated many times), and then two minutes of cool down at the end. Other than being hot and sweaty, I felt wonderful! I haven’t felt good after exercise in a long, long time. And, when I admitted to Steve that I had ‘snuck’ in a workout just because I felt like it, it was surreal. I sneak snacks, not workouts!
I finished up the day with the muscle challenge class. Again, it was a great workout and I really enjoyed it. We did a lot of really difficult things, and I know I’m going to be in pain tomorrow. But, through the whole workout I was having fun. When it was over, I was tempted to stay for yoga. But, as I was putting my weights away, I realized that my knee really needed the break. So, I came home.I plan on finishing the day with an hbot session and a sauna session. Both of those should feel really good on my knee and, should help with overall muscle recovery. But, the strange thing is that I am still feeling happy and energetic. I don’t want the day to end because I’m afraid to lose this feeling. Hopefully, tomorrow will be just as good!