But this semester I am looking forward to having a much less busy schedule! I have three major projects that will take the entire semester but little other homework. Because I was so busy in the fall and was not able to work out much, I am determined to hit the gym as much as I can this semester!
Another girl I work with, also named Erica, has the same goal so we decided to start right away. Wednesday we started our weight training with legs. We started out with the amount of reps and sets we did before take a semester long break.
We both felt great afterwards and were excited to be feeling fatigue in our legs. The next day I was incredibly sore but still feeling good.
Today when I have been walking funny and my calves will NOT straighten out... and neither will hers. After consulting with our boss, the head trainer at work, we concluded that we strained both our calves due to doing "too much, too soon". He said that the next level is when your damaged muscle rejects the protein it needs to heal the muscle and the only way to heal them is through injections and IV's (I forgot what it's called.) This can also cause damage to your kidneys. Rookie mistake that we both know better than to it.
And for the next few days I will be sporting bright blue kinesio tape to help support my muscle and keep it from getting worse.
I am not standing on my tip toes to flex for you guys. I'm standing/walking on my toes because I can't put my foot down flat on the ground. They also look bigger because they are swollen! I have definitely learned my lesson, start out slow when you've been out of the weight room for a while. I am so glad that I work in the training room where I get athletic treatment and diagnosis for free (as long as I don't have to see any other doctors).