By User:Mikael Häggström (Image:Gray190.png)
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Apparently, Sunday's nine-mile trail run was tougher on the body than I thought. All those little balancing muscles firing, all that lateral movement to get around rocks and debris - it all took its toll. My IT bands scream when I sit down. My hips and glutes scream when I roll over in bed. My lower calves scream when I walk. Even my upper back is screaming, although I don't know what's causing that unless it just feels left out of the scream-fest.
Ah well. I am not necessarily against the soreness. It makes me feel like I did something, and that's a good feeling. And, generally speaking, my policy is to never regret a run. I just get too much out of them. However, I suppose I can be irritated if I end up hurting myself on one, or even if the general soreness sidelines me in any way for the next couple of days.
Perhaps the yoga class I had on tap for this morning will help. It's one of those "hot" types of yoga where you really get the muscles loosened up. I was really looking forward to this class until I woke up this morning; now I just hope it's not too late to do some good. Suddenly, I fear it may hurt.
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