Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An Interesting Workout

I'm in New England again this week. Torrential downpours & all. Bleh.

But when I get back to Charlotte, it will be 82 on Friday & 83 on Saturday. YAY! And I get to see Mr. Potts, the fluffmeisters & the munchkins!

I got up this morning at 4:45am - side note: this is MUCH easier to do when you're away or your person is away. At least for me it is.

Anyway, 4:45am. Down to the hotel gym for what I determined was going to be a hard core interval workout. And it was.

My face was as red (bright pink) as my sportsbra. Not really attractive when you add in the kinks & curls from the humidity.

Wondering why there was humidity? The AC in the fitness room was not working. So the nice man at the front desk opened the windows. Remember torrential downpours mentioned earlier? That is where the humidity came from.

Either way, I digress.

Running on the treadmill, kicking butt walking at 4.5 on a 5% incline, jumping off the treadmill to do lunges with over head presses, lots of stuff like that.

Finally finished with the cardio, I stretched & then started to do some ab work. Crunches? Check! Ball side to side? Whoa!!! I've got a charley horse in my stomach!

Please tell me I'm not alone in getting those. I had to do some ab stretches to calm it down, but I'm sure I looked funny.

Thankfully no one joined me in there.

I may have scared them off with the open windows (I need to be cool when I work out), the hot pink face to match my shirt/bra combo or perhaps even with the gasp & "what the...?" when my abs charley-horsed.

Again, please tell me someone else has gotton one of these before?

Happy Wednesday!!!

19 comments:

Neha said...

Now that was sure some work-out that too so early in the morning! With the humidity, you sure did a great job!

brown eyed girl said...

Damn, Gina! That sounded hardcore! SO PROUD OF YOU!! Loved getting your text this morning, it got my tushy on the go! :)

Did you try drinking water? Sometimes I get cramps and drinking water helps them subside. It could be totally psychological for me, but just a thought!

XOXO

Lil' Woman said...

Great job working through it, even with the Charley horse!! :)

Sole Matters said...

Ive never had that happen before but I do like to be cool when i work out! :)

The Pink Chick said...

Wow! What a workout!! I need to take a page out of your book and get myself motivated.

Annie said...

you rock lady! i love when i'm at the gym alone, i do more intense workouts then as well ;)
i have never had that ab issue but i don't know if i've worked my abs out that hard before.

hope the rest of your week goes quick! you have lots to look forward to this weekend! :)

Brown Girl said...

Dang, you were getting after it!! Good for you!! Drinking some water helps me from getting any weird pains!

Trish said...

Whoa girl, you are impressive! That sounds super hardcore, I don't know if I could have handled the humidity! I'm with everyone else, go for the water...even if you don't feel like you're dehydrated it can't hurt..

I am sure you are ready to get home! Safe travels, love! XO

MCW said...

Yes! I have gotten them...
My roomie and I were talking about working out in a warm area that makes you sweat more, are you just loosing water weight or does it do something to your metabolism???

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I need to be cool when I work out too! LAst night, I did a Strength conditioning class at the gym (with SOME interval training) and with 25 people in the room, I was SOOO uncomfortable. My face was bright red and it just felt muggy and humid. Yuck. Last week, I was away and ran in the morning outside along the ocean (on pavement-not ready for sand!) and I had such a great workout BECAUSE I was comfortable with the temp and the breeze. I have never had a Charlie horse in my abs, but I get them in other areas. I imagine you can get them in any muscle area…so you know what that means???? YOU HAVE LOTS of muscles in your abs! :)

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

gosh you are hardcore mrs potts!!!

Jenny DB said...

YES my abs have charlie horsed. OUCH!!!! so bad. Also, that sounds like a crossfit workout!!! booya :)

Brittany Ann said...

I have definitely gotten one of those before! never fear! Make sure to drink water! They're caused by lots of dehydration!

Kassie said...

This totally cracked me up!! SOme workout, lady! And good on you, that is far too early for me. I think I've actually gone to bed at that time before... :)

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Landlocked Mermaid said...

alright now!! That is what I am talking abougt miss thang!! YOu go girl! love it and now i have never had a stomach charley horse. stomach cramps yes.. xoxo

In this wonderful life... said...

gosh! i haven't worked out in so long this post made me ache! sounds like you are doing great!

Tracy-Girl said...

I haven't personally gotten one, but I hear they are so painful, and in your stomach must have been awful!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I've gotten one before and it was so painful!! Way to power through!