My legs are toast! Wait a minute ---just what the heck does that mean? Well my workout week started with Saturday's long run-merely 6 miles in this horrible humidity! Sunday we went on a little bike ride at 3:00 PM in the 90+ degree heat for about 12 miles on my hybrid (three times the work as a road bike). Monday was our 5 mile fun run AND Mr. P90X Torture that afternoon-including an ab workout AFTER the hour back/shoulder/arm workout (This involved EVERY other set being push ups). Tuesday was an OFF day with only a 5 mile walk. Yesterday was another 4 1/2 mile Run in the Sauna and then Mr. P90X's leg workout which involves LOTS of lunges and squats followed by the ab workout. A bike ride was scheduled for today-but my legs have HAD IT!
When I called Babs to beg off, I told her my legs were toast. Where in the world did that saying come from?? Another English idiom that I could not find an explanation for. I looked at the picture below from the Houston Marathon Finish and decided that my legs did not look like toast at all. They felt like a bowl of jello! Quivering-without shape and barely holding the mold! At this point-it was a struggle to even lift my leg-much less keep it moving forward-DEFINITELY a bowl of jello-IN FACT-jello that was not set yet! Perhaps even "My legs were jelly"-but TOAST? I DON'T GET IT!