Remember when I was complaining that I couldn’t open my hips? I was stiff, unstretchable, and NOT an ambiturner for a good month.
I remembered this morning that the last hard workout I did that stiffened me up and cause that issue was hill repeats. Not gentle hill repeats by any means – the big hill in my neighborhood is very steep. As in, a 100 feet incline over .12 miles, steep. I can run up it, but the thought of cycling up it gives me shivers.
How did I remember that? It started happening again this morning.
And what, pray-tell, was the last exercise I did before seeing this happen?
Hill repeats … yesterday. I went up that hill eight times, with an audience of stay at home moms looking out their windows, the trash guys for 3 of them, and some neighborhood walkers for 3 more of them (it was at 11 or so). A few of them were even cheering me on!
Today, though, I’m pretty stiff again. I woke up with sore thighs and a sore bum, as expected. I didn’t expect it to clamp up my hips again! I noticed it in Yoga.
So here I am, sitting in my office chair with a tennis ball under my left cheek. Owie.
The good news? My calves aren’t sore AT ALL. I attribute this to coming home, washing up, and then sitting around in my compression sleeves for about two hours. Seriously, they’re good as new!