I am still recovering from the mud run.
It sounds silly, really: it’s been more than 2 weeks, but in that time, by body has revolted in various ways. First came the scrapes and bruises, the tiredness. The day after, I rested, attending a very, very small Renaissance faire. But the Monday after? I dove right back into my regular workout routine.
By Thursday, I felt worse: I felt like I’d overextended my neck, and there was stiffness and soreness. I treated it with heat and ibuprofen, but I still got terrible tension headaches. I rested as much as I could, kept up with the heat and ibuprofen. Kept active over the weekend. It got better, slowly, but I still suffered.
The following Monday I did my Wednesday workout. It was not kind to my neck/shoulder issue, but it was a minor setback, and it wasn’t worse than before. I skipped abs on Tuesday since I thought it wouldn’t be good for my neck, and wasn’t sleeping well. Wednesday night I did my Intermediate workout. It’s now Sunday and I’m STILL sore from that, so I must have done it right. I’m healing, slowly. I walked more than 5 miles today, and tomorrow The Hubs and I are going down the shore to Ocean City, NJ (where I will, for the first time as an adult, wear a bikini… I’m terrified!) so there will be a lot of walking there, too.
Tuesday morning is the X-ray for my foot, and I’ve been banned from running until we figure out what’s wrong or not, but he’s pretty convinced it’s not one of these:
Which is good!
Also, my knee on the same side has been flaring with arthritis for the last week or so. It feels fine when I stay moving or working out, so I know walking is okay.
And so I REST. Here is a very good article on why rest is important:
Starting Tuesday I will try to get back on the horse and have a regular workout day, doing abs, and try to finish out my week with my normal workout schedule, plus the Adventure Run on Thursday, but if I feel I still need to rest, I will.
Expect more snackage and an update on that foot soon!