Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise.
Mine kicked in after my drive home yesterday. Quads are in bits ha ha. They eased slightly over night but the stairs was a mission. Had it before and I’m sure I’ll have it again. I treat it as my a trophy and muscle development 👍. Still doesn’t stop me looking like I’m walking barefoot on pebbles 😂. Nevermind, pain is weakness leaving the body and all that. So try to use and stretch them as much as possible at work. Ouch!
Got done early so walked the boy at Roydon common, was gonna take him here this morning but did Wolverton instead. Feels like winter again with this northerly wind, so got well wrapped up. Then decided sod it, may as well run that pain off too.
Bit of heat intensity training with all them layers on too, bloody roasting. So a double whammy. Weirdly running seems less painful than walking. The boy was loving it too, left to fill his boots running and jumping through the heath. Kept it short though even though I felt okish, as was ment to be running later with Babs. It’s the Sweatshop reunion meet up. There used to be runs from the shop in town, on Monday and Thursday evenings. Sam Whitmore organised them but he left. Ben Harding took over but shortly left also, they then stopped happening not long after and the shop closed. Now Sam’s has started these for everyone to meet up and run, top bloke. This is the second one, we missed last week. Decided to write some of this while I sat in the middle of the heathlands, chilling. While the boy did his rounds, then tired himself out.
After hobbling back to the van, we headed home. I stopped to use the loo and get a well earned Americano at Starbucks, midway. Pulled up outside our house and got the call off Babs “I’m not feeling it tonight, with the wind and horrible weather” she says. I have to agree this time, so no sweatshop run for us. Sorry Sam.
A nice soak in a hot bath instead 👍sooth them muscles, groovy! Almost classes as a day bath 😎.
Day 120 done 245 to go.
2.4 miles done.
747.4 miles total.