Oh. My. I have been sooooooo sore since my Tuesday workout. That sore that it hurts to even walk up stairs or sit down. THE GOOD PAIN (lol) and that pain made me dread the thought of running this AM –especially since I’ve been so restless the past few nights and not sleeping well. BUT I always know hat I’ll feel AWESOME after my workout soooo workout done EARRLLLYY and as I knew I felt/feel GUUURREEAAAT (in my best Tony the Tiger voice).
Buuutt with all that I thought I’d chat about Muscle Aches!
Sometimes, especially after starting a new or more intense activity, your aching muscles seem to make you question your next workout.
Minor muscle aches (should be tolerable) are to be expected. I always say SORE TODAY STRONG TOMORROW!! It’s a sign that you’re engaging and working those muscles.
3 things you can do though to help yourself out is:
•Warm-Up before jumping into your workout. That’ll prevent injury while working out. You shouldn’t stretch or jump into an intense workout completely cold –then that soreness could be something worse like a torn muscle vs a worked one.
•After a workout do a cool down and some stretches.
•If you’ve really kicked it up a notch and KNOW you going to be sore, take a bath. After my 24mile run I had a nice warm bath and stretch and to my SURPRISE I wasn’t hurting AT ALL the consecutive days that followed!
•If the pain is on verge of intolerable you can also consider an over-the-counter medication for some relief.
OF COURSE –> See your doctor if muscle aches are severe, impair your movement, or cause any sharp pains. Exercising on an injured muscle can only cause further problems!