I got up today and could barely walk…
“Hmmm,” I thought to myself, “what did I do?”
I ran my mountain on Saturday. That was a good run, but much easier then last week. I purposely tried not to run hard or fast as I am still feeling the pains from my half marathon and don’t want to get hurt. I also ran the short route, so it was 6.5 miles rather then 8.
“No, that was long enough ago that I shouldn’t be this sore. It must be something else.”
I didn’t run Sunday or Friday. Once again, I am trying to err on the side of caution and not get hurt. I know, I should be recovered by now and I might be okay, but I still have left over hip issues and I’d rather run some and slower then a lot and get hurt.
“So if it wasn’t related to running then why am I so sore?”
This was my conversation with myself this morning. Then I figured it out. My soreness had nothing to do with running. It was cleaning. Yes, for Mother’s Day I cleaned out a storage room for my Lovely Wife yesterday morning (thus the reason I couldn’t run – I didn’t have time). All that bending and sitting and moving worked areas of my body that are not used to being worked.
Goodness, if you can run a half marathon in 1:43, you shouldn’t be down and out from cleaning.
I guess I’m not in the shape I thought I was in or maybe I shouldn’t clean anymore. 🙂
JK. Happy Mother’s Day LW!