Wednesday, July 05, 2006
owwwww....My poor body!
Happy day AFTER the 4th! I really wish that someone would tell me that the soreness would kick in on the next day AFTER a very good run. The soreness started to kick in last night when I was at work. I ended up putting on some ice on my left hip before I went to bed and take 3 Advil tablets. It seemed to help a bit, but still woke up a little sore this AM. I had to be up at 7 am - AGAIN - for class. (5 more classes left - YAY!!) I decided after class that I would NOT go running today, but to concentrate on cross-training (again!) so I can keep my leg muscles loosened up. I was TOO sore to run and really wanted to be able to walk - at the minimum at work. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical machine at my normal pace and excursion level. I was a little sore at first, but was able to warm up and keep going. I felt good when I got off the machine and finished with some stretching to cool-down. I headed home to shower and eat before heading to work. When I arrived at work, I found out that one of my co-workers (who was off yesterday and then off tommorow and Friday) called in sick. UGH! I sat down for a little bit to read my e-mail and catch up on stuff. A hour later, we had a situation that involved me running to another building. But I found myself unable to move much. Owwwww! My legs muscles ached in my quads and hammies. Wow! I did not know that I did too much today. I was only trying to give my muscles a break from the pounding of the concrete, but I guess I was wrong. I already know that tommorow - unfortuately - will have to be an extra rest that I did not plan. I really need to visit the chiropractor because it has been over 3 weeks since my last visit. I doubt that I will be able to get in a work-out on Friday since I am getting my hair done. I will pack my gear just in case. You never know. I took some Aleve that administrative assistant had on his desk. I thanked graciously - along with the chocolate to help make the pain a little easier. I know that ice and LOTS of Tiger Balm will calling me before I go to bed. Laters!