I’m guessing everyone other than myself saw this one coming….
Doing two a days after just starting to get consistent was a bad idea. It’s good to support friends, but my body was 100% not ready for it.
I woke up Thursday and still had a lot of muscle stiffness. I tried to massage it out, went to the gym, did a bunch of warmup moves, and immediately started hobbling on the treadmill.
The instructor asked if I was limping and I sheepishly had to say yes.
She listened to me explain how it felt, gave me a foam roller, and told me walking. Maybe add some incline to increase my heart rate, but no running.
She said it sounded like a muscle problem and that I need to listen to my body and take it easy. That running 10,000 steps on a cramping leg will in no way help it.
I can not even begin to tell you how bad I am at listening to my body.
If I knew how to listen to my body I would a. Not be as fat as I am and b. Would not have injured myself.
I can not begin to tell you how frustrating it is to hear the instructor call out different intervals and be stuck walking because your leg is rolling with a cramp.
So instead of working on that 200 mile challenge or running every day, I’m resting and grumbling. And feel like I’m not supporting M in her goals.