January 17, 2011


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?


  1. good job amyyy! I admire your endurance and strength :). Hope you had a great day off !!!

  2. Eat bananas. The potassium in bananas helps ease muscle soreness in legs. Also make sure you're drinking plenty of carb loaded liquids after running, and eat some protein. The combination of protein with a the carb drink has shown to reduce the second day soreness.

  3. Thanks for the tips! I will try a peanut butter banana after my next run for sure!

  4. Great job on the new PDR! For me, nothing beats a long shower followed by a chocolate protein shake and recovery socks after a long run.

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm excited for you for your first 1/2. I just did my first in September and it was so awesome. Good luck with everything!

    I like a glass of chocolate soymilk after I run. I also stretch 3 times a week (hopefully) to help with soreness. :)

  6. oooh I LOVE chocolate soy milk--in fact it's one of my favorite drinks! i've never tried it after a run though, so I will definitely give it a shot! thanks for the suggestion, Jill!

  7. Hai,

    I found your name on the Distance Dreamers list. I'm also in training for a half marathon and I like to follow some of the Distance Dreamers since we are all working towards the same goal.

    I'll be back to visit.


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