Last night, after my last post, my body said, “Thou shalt not run tomorrow morning,” by giving me an awful neck and shoulder spasm that needed serious heating and attending to if I was going to even think about doing Pilates at noon. Actually, I tried running, but got out about 15 minutes and realized that my legs really had not much left in them, and it was probably a better idea to spend my morning hours stretching and heating my neck. As much as it felt like “wimping out” I decided that the best thing for me to do was to chill out on the running for a couple of days and let my aching hamstrings regain some semblance of strength.
Sometimes your body doesn’t recover as nicely as you’d like it to, especially after doing relatively new activities (like gargantuan hill training or swimming), and you’ve got to be patient. I know this, in my head, but my enthusiasm and drive to master these skills sometimes get the better of me.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) I still have Pilates today, which I would have canceled, except they have a “late cancellation fee” that is almost as much as an entire class. Oh well, I can try to focus on the few muscles that aren’t spasming or worn out, and hopefully, I’ll survive yet another day.