Oh. My. Goodness.
Holy sore legs.
After my seven-mile run yesterday (a new distance record!), I expected to be a little bit sore, so I stretched afterward and took it easy the rest of the day. This morning when I woke up, I was a little sore. Now, I am a LOT sore!!!! I don't know if I've ever felt this sore after a run before, but having just come off of an injury, I know that this kind of achy muscle soreness is the hurts-so-good kind that means I pushed myself to a new level yesterday. NOT the holy-cow-call-the-orthopedist kind I was experiencing a few months ago...
(Btw, speaking of the orthopedist, thanks tibia for healing and being strong enough to carry me through 7 miles! I'm sorry I ever said anything negative about you before!!! I take it all back.)
Anyways, I'm off to do a nice long streeeeetch and hopefully loosen up these muscles! I also spontaneously ordered a pair of recovery socks this morning. (This is what happens when I have a day off from school and it's too snowy outside to really do much driving...I online shop. It's a sickness.) All joking aside though, I had read a few testimonials about them from some of my favorite bloggers, so I figured they're worth a shot! I'm hoping they'll come in before next Sunday, because if this is my legs after 7 I can only imagine the state they'll be in after 8!
Any tips/suggestions to speed along muscle recovery?