Who would have known that working out to the resistance of your own body can be soooo painful? Yesterday's workout was brutal, and I'm sore all over today, literally, I've never had this much muscle soreness in my ENTIRE life.
Yesterday's workout routine:
1:25pm - 15 minute warm up routine (elliptical)
1:40pm - 1 hour strength training routing with personal trainer
2:40 pm - 10 minute cardio cool down
3:00pm - 45 minute group exercise class called BodyFlow by LesMills
4:15pm - run home for a quick bite to eat
4:30pm - half hour chiropractor appointment that ran a half hour late
5:30pm - 45 minute cardio workout on elliptical
On top of all of that, I took a nasty fall that morning when I slipped on some ice right outside my door. *sigh* Therefore I left home at 1:20pm to go to the gym, came back home around 4:15pm and ate a quick hot dog (I know, not the best thing to eat, but at least it wasn't mcdonalds right?) and ran back out the door at 4:28 to make it to the gym at 4:30 (my gym is literally 250 metres from my front door). And I finally got home for dinner and a nap at 6:30pm. *phew* I spent almost an entire 6 HOURS at the gym doing various things and was completely pooped by the time I got home. And I'm feeling the pain today. All over. My lovely budgies are keeping me company as I type this blog because I need to vent, and they're so lovely and patient.
Anyways, as sore as I am, I'm going to go to the gym for a half hour low intensity cardio workout. What I wanted to know is what kind of painkiller is best for muscle soreness? Tylenol or Advil, or something else.
Please let me know. And before anyone thinks I'm overtraining, maybe I am, but honestly I did not intend to do that class yesterday, but someone from the gym came up to me and asked me, and so I figured I was curious about group ex classes so I might as well go try it out now. And because I had to run out of the gym so quickly after I was done the class, I didn't get the opportunity to stretch, and I figured my muscles were already cooled down, and I've been told never to stretch a cold muscle, so I figured I would do a little bit of cardio just to warm up my muscles so I could stretch them.
I thought I should document this experience, because I don't think I'm ever going to do it again. Lol....too painful.
Happy training and lots of love,