Sore four days after the workout!
You all know I work out four or five times a week. And I don’t baby myself. I try to do a challenging workout and push myself every time. Saturday I did a workout that I’ve done numerous times in the past. It’s not an easy workout, but I usually don’t have to modify it (much…). But my lower body is still stiff and sore four days after the workout!
Every time I sit down or stand up. Every step I take. I’m sore. (Sounds like a song, right? But it’s not…)
I’m no stranger to muscle soreness
Since I’ve been exercising for many, many years, muscle stiffness is nothing new to me. But it doesn’t usually last this long!
So, how do we recover from having sore muscles from exercising?
On the mend?
In a nutshell, do more! Keep on exercising. Keep moving. Hydrate! Yes! When we’re sore after a workout, it’s important to keep moving. The recovery, while not fast enough, is much faster than if you baby yourself and be sedentary. The more you move, the faster you’ll feel normal. I’m hoping. At work, I try not to sit more than 20 minutes at a time anyway, but this week I’m up every 10 minutes and walking around. It’s easier to get up the next time if there’s less time between! I still feel like I’m waddling (inner thigh soreness), but it’s getting better.
And yesterday I walk / ran – almost my normal workout for a Monday. It hurt, but I did it.
And hydrate! Drink more water. It’s possible that I neglected this step on Saturday, the day of my workout, because I was busy the rest of the day. Drink water during your workout, after your workout, the rest of the day of your workout – and every day after that! It’s good for your overall health, as well as helping your muscles heal!