So this morning I woke up … feeling every minute of yesterday’s exercise. I believe this is my body screaming “DUMASS!!” at me. I’ve never been very good at patience. I did a little bit of walking today, just wandering around Palo Alto shopping and a jaunt up to Home Depot to buy some light bulbs and wiring bits. But I at least feel like I haven’t totally wimped out today.
I’m getting different advice from the Intarwebs about what is best to do. Some sites tell me don’t do anything until the pain is fully gone. Other sites tell me “active recovery” is good, and to do light levels of exercise that caused the initial overwork.
As long as it’s not worse tomorrow I’ll go for a light walk. Maybe. I can’t decide. I did the walk yesterday “listening to my body” and am paying the price. But I definitely want to create a new habit which means getting my butt out of bed tomorrow morning. Decisions, decisions.
But now I must go feed cats, before they eat each other.