Tuesday, September 14, 2010
From a Different Point of View
After my seventeen miler on Sunday, I felt amazing. Tired certainly, but amazing as well.
Today, I feel awful. I am sore. My quads, hamstrings, calves, hips and even my back ache. I can barely walk in my high heels at the office. I'm exhausted too. Last night, I fell asleep at 8:30.
At first, I assumed that this was a sign that my diet is deficient in certain nutrients. I've been scouring the Internet all morning looking for tips and advice with little success.
Then as I was hobbling around the office in my heels, trying not to walk too awkwardly, an idea came to me: Maybe it was just a really good, hard workout?
For now, I'm sticking to the hard workout story because it makes me feel better. Maybe I should give myself a little credit.
But I'm covering all the bases anyway, and so I'm stocking up on Vitamin-C (in case it's the flu), eating lots of protein (in case it's a nutrient deficiency), cutting out all refined and fried foods and going to sleep by ten...because I've got an eighteen mile race coming up this weekend.