I asked for this pain. I didn’t train very hard. But, quite frankly I wanted this pain. I bask in this pain. I love pushing myself to the point of being sore the next day. Yesterday I didn’t quite feel the pain that badly and I thought maybe I didn’t push hard enough.
Well, maybe I didn’t push hard enough, but I surely pushed enough.
I’m sore. Gloriously sore. Deep in my muscles, be careful how you step because your leg might give out, sore. However, I’m not so sore that I can’t get myself from certain seated positions by only using my upper body or lowering myself down in the same manner. That’s how I know I pushed really hard.
How do I deal with the pain?
- I iced the legs last night and took ibuprofen to relieve the inflammation.
- I woke up and went to sunrise yoga at 6:30 today.
- I foam roll.
- I eat clean, healthy, and nutritious (except for yesterday when I craved nothing but salt all afternoon and ate mac n cheese and mozzarella sticks for dinner).
- Drink lots of water and antioxidant tea
- Take walks
By my estimation, I should be feeling good by Wednesday. Fingers crossed anyways.
How do you ease post workout pain?
How do you know how hard you have pushed it in a workout?