Getting back into shape is always exciting, and made more exciting each year because I stupidly stop doing any real exercising for a couple of months (2008 that was Oct-Dec). Usually, I ease back in for the first week or two and then BAM! go full tilt into everything I was doing before. It's a painful thing to do and sometimes results in burnout or needing to ease off.
You would think that I would learn.
My gym offers a few brick training classes, which are great ideas if you want to do a triathlon! It gets you used to the idea of transitioning from one exercise to another in a fast sequence. Of course, I wasn't expecting to run as fast as I could for a mile (which resulted in me running about 8:10 or so by the end, oof!) and then switching to sprints on the bike. That was bad, but doable.
Worse, so much worse, were the hill intervals. When I run on the treadmill, I run at about a 1% incline just to simulate the relatively, but not completely, flat terrain. The hill intervals were 4% incline and 6% incline and then later on 6% and 10%. I couldn't keep up my very modest pace for the hill intervals without holding on!
So, today I am sore, so sore, and will just do the Yogilates, which is the hardest yoga class I do. I'll be sore after that too, but it will be a nice stretchy sore. Wednesday and Friday are running days and Thursday is cross-training, so I can use all of the stretching I can get!
Of course, it isn't all exercise. Yesterday, I took a picture of the 4 skeins of yarn for the baby blanket. I want to pick an alternate pattern, because the colors aren't all as vibrant as the original and send a picture to my MIL making sure she is OK with the changes. I can't get the chartreuse, which has been discontinued. I also need to know if she wants me to make a girl-style jacket or a boy-style. I never personally cared about what side things buttoned on, but some people do and I should double check before I start!