Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday's Walk - Antsy Legs

I walked for an hour with the Buckeye Striders Saturday morning. We started out pretty easy, and picked up our pace naturally as we walked. It felt great! I probably could have walked farther, but because of time constraints I decided an hour and 4+ miles would be fine.

The rest of the day I felt fine -- how I usually feel after a typical Saturday morning walk. (Energized, healthy, enthusiastic...) That is, until my husband and I went to a movie last night. After about an hour of sitting there my legs got really antsy. I got all squirmy and could barely sit in my seat. It wasn't just an antsy feeling, my legs ached. I cannot remember ever feeling that uncomfortable. I kept crossing and uncrossing my legs, pulling to stretch them and just squirming. I was ready to get up and walk to the back of the theatre when I realized there were only about 5 min left in the movie. I could sit there for 5 min, couldn't I? It was agony! The moment the credits started I leaped from my seat and walked up the aisle. The good news is, as soon as I got up, I was OK. Whew!

I ocassionally get antsy legs from walking. Usually simply standing up and walking around for a minute makes it go away. (Sometimes I have to walk for a while, others I just can't sit down.) This is the first time it has ever happened in a situation like a movie! Not sure I can handle that again. I also have a much better understanding of how people with relestless leg syndrome must suffer.

Resuming Training
I'll resume my Detroit Half Marathon training this week. I'm not quite sure what we will do on our distance days. I don't think we need to go up to 12 miles again after finishing a half when the next half is only three weeks away. I'd like to be faster than we were at New Albany, but I don't want to overdo it either.

I guess we'll just have to play it by ear.

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