Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sore

This morning, when I got out of bed, I felt like I'd aged a little over night: I was so stiff in my legs that I felt like I was walking like my grandmother. I guess 17 miles have their consequences. My quads are especially sore.

Guess I'll have to be sure to drink plenty of water today and do some stretching. It's gonna be a rest day (for running); and since I have been such a slacker the last few days, today I have to get around to getting some stuff done: student essays to read, laundry to finish, a house to clean, Harry Potter to finish (I'm so close to being done).

10 comments:

Marcy said...

Hi Grandma! :P Man I feel your pain. I'm always like that after a long run too.

DH's work schedule is weird he works every other weekend. But also has 3-4 days off per week depending on the week. It's been like that for the past 6 years, but next week will be his last week working that type schedule. Then he's just a regular working stiff with a M-F, 9-5, weekends off :P

L*I*S*A said...

I'm always a bit sore and stiff after a long run. It seems like the 2nd day, the kinks are all worked out. I'm amazed that I can still bounce back.

Enjoy the rest. :)

ws said...

I rememeber my first ever 16 miler back in January - I was actually convinced I could hear creaking in my joints. Somehow, someway, biking usually relieves that soreness which is why I try to go out for a ride on Monday mornings. Enjoy your off, but maybe not so relaxing, Sunday.

Firefly's Running said...

Rest up, Jess!!

teacherwoman said...

hydrate those sore muscles away!! Enjoy your REST day!

Neese said...

Jess, I only ran 5 today but just wanted you to know you crossed my mind your 17 mile run recently inspired me to keep on!

Wes said...

That's why we have rest days after long run days, granny :-)

David said...

Next thing you know, you'll be getting up at 5AM to go eat at Cracker Barrel, health walking in the mall, dinner by 4:30PM, and asleep by 7. May as well get fitted for dentures and a MedAlert now. ;-)

Seriously though, you deserve a down day after that kind of run. That's a lot of stress to put your body through. That's what makes a marathon training plan pretty much eat up all your time.

Randy said...

As the others have said...you deserve your down day...17 miles is a long distance....I'll be thinking of you when we are doing 16.5 this coming weekend...right now I just need to go out and get 4 or 5 in this morning.

J~mom said...

Oohh I hate waking up stiff like that! Uck!