As I sit here and with this up I am trying to ignore the pain in my lower limbs. Yesterday, instead of quietly sitting and knitting a few hours before lunch, I decided to go for a run. When I say run, I mostly walk with a bit of running peppered in for fun. I am too out of shape to really run. This last year or so I have been really lax with my diet and especially exercising. I wanted to jump back on the bandwagon in a big way.
I decided I was really going to push and decided to walk/run around both lakes at the park. One lake is 1.5 miles around and the other is 3.1 (I thought it was only 2.5 before yesterday). I set up the GPS tracker on my phone so I could see my pace, which was very slow, and set off. It took me an hour and a half to get around both lakes and I was just about dead. I knew driving home, I was going to be sore the next day and I was okay with that, I deserved it for pushing so hard my first day back. I just didn't take into account that evening.
So that evening, the family went roller skating. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn't had a pair of roller skates (quad skates for the cool kids) on my feet in about 20 years. Well, let me tell you, it's like riding a bike, you don't really forget how to skate.
For some reason last night skating was hard, I don't know if it was the fact I had run myself into the ground earlier in the day or I had a wonky pair of skates. Either way I was tired and when my daughter went down for the billionth time that night, I some how went down with her. It was super dramatic, I heard the collective wince of the entire rink as I went down. I just sat there, my whole body hurt, I wasn't sure if I could even get back up. I got my daughter up and I slowly got myself up. I noticed a bit of lingering pain in my right ankle, but nothing I could walk off. We kept skating for a bit more and then headed home. All in all a fun night.
This morning, not so much. I can barely walk, the stiffness in my legs is amazing. Every step I take my legs just protest, they are very upset with me. I think today I am going to sit and knit quietly and maybe my legs will forgive me.