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Ouch... [Aug. 2nd, 2008|05:56 pm]
John
Okay... so, Thursday, I decided I'd ignored calisthenic exercises long enough, and did three sets of pushups along with abdominals and some other basic exercises.

Friday, I decided to swim, as hard as I could, for ten minutes. I was too tired to continue at 5. So, for some idiotic reason, I decided to do three more sets of two minutes apiece. (Because that was 10 minutes of heavy exercise, or so the reasoning went.)

Today, I woke up aching all over from muscle strain, and unable to easily muster the strength to lift Skitty cat (about 5lbs) off of me. (This is an illusion, of course. Muscle strain aches just make you less willing to exert your muscles. But in the moment, it seems awfully real.)

So, what did I do this afternoon? Swam again.

Not my brightest idea ever...

Assuming I'm still alive tomorrow, I think I'm going to take the day off from exercising.

BTW: if anyone out there is ever starting a fitness program, and runs into a similar problem? The answer is *light* exercise the day you wake up having a hard time moving. Stretch those muscles out, get them working gently, they'll feel better. And unless you do something stupid (like swim 40 minutes when you should be taking it easy...), the aches are usually gone pretty quickly... about two days to get you past the worst of it.

Okay, I'm going to go collapse (very gently) somewhere now.
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[User Picture]From: bkwrrm_tx
2008-08-03 01:27 am (UTC)
::Offers gentle healing rubby sort of things::
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-08-05 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you; and amazingly enough, Sunday was no longer an "unable to lift Skitty" day. Maybe long distance healing rubby things help :-).
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