Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Hello friends! I woke up this morning and, for the first time, didn't really have the desire to go to my personal training session. One time in 3 1/2 months is not bad! I went, of course. Tonya commented on my progress. Well yay! I told her that I had definitely noticed that my legs were getting MUCH stronger. And, I'll have you know, I believe I have strengthened my hip flexors. You see, I saw on page 46 of the latest Runner's World magazine a "popping hip syndrome" article. My right hip (both, really, but mostly the right one) used to pop all the time. Apparently a cause is weak hip flexors. I told Tonya about this and she said "Well of course! All of those leg lifts we've been doing have done the trick." She also commented that by only running (i.e. no strength training) I had gotten myself out of balance, meaning my hamstrings were much stronger than my quads. I can definitely say that I have strengthened my quads, as well as stretched and strengthened my hamstrings. Legs of steel, I say! Ha. My body may not have transformed itself into that of a Kenyan in the past 3 1/2 months, but it is definitely stronger. And that's a good thing.