Today was a non-running day, meaning I spent 2.25 hours at the gym crosstraining with core yoga and a strength/cardio session with my personal trainer. I sweat a lot today. It was gross.
My trainer did a metrics check up and the good news is I’m down 3 pounds from my last test. And my metabolism is that of a woman 13 years younger (almost back into my 20s! Woot!).
The bad news is that I also lost some muscle. With all the running I’ve been doing plus frequent travel taking me away from my pantry of workout foods, I’ve not been getting anywhere near enough protein in my diet. I need around 100 grams daily, and I’ve been averaging about half that.
For kicks, my trainer took this picture of my back so I could see that I’ve developed muscles. Kind of cool. I also got beat up by a gravity machine today. They got new ones at the Y, and the previous user didn’t properly lock part of it down, so it went flying when I pushed off it, causing a knob to slam into my right calf. It still hurts. Hopefully it won’t affect my running this week.
In other non news, I’m absolutely dreading Christmas shopping this year. I feel like a Scrooge. Anyone else get cranky this time of year?