My Poor Aching Muscles

Last year I went on a walk/run 3 days a week with a friend.  We’d run about 1.5 – 2 miles (before I had to stop because I thought I would DIE) and then we’d walk another 2 miles or so.  My friend moved, my motivation for exercise outside my home disappeared, and it has been almost a year since I’ve walked/run for a reason other than playing with or chasing my kids.

That  is, until last week.  I decided to get my butt in gear and get moving again for purely healthful reasons.  Of course.  Had nothing to do with the fact that I’ve gained a few pounds and I can see every ounce of them hanging on around my hips.

I put on those dusty running shoes, popped my ear buds in and got moving.  I went a good full 2 blocks before I started feeling winded, too.  I PUSHED myself to walk/run half of the course I used to take.  Pathetic.

I came home convinced my body hated me.

And then I woke up the next morning and I was SURE of it.  Oh my poor aching muscles.

I endured that pain for about 4 days solid.  And then, as soon as the pain subsided, I saw on update on the Vicks VapoRub Facebook page informing me (well, not only me, but everyone) that a little Vicks® VapoRub® works wonders for sore muscles.

WHY didn’t I think of that?

Next time my body decides it hates me in the same manner, I’m definitely going to try out the Vicks® VapoRub®.  And I’m not just saying that because I’m on the Vicks Vaporub Blogger Brigade.

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  1. Those stinkin aging bodies… (myself included)

  2. nothing good ever comes from running. I’m telling you– unless there is a bear chasing you, there is no need to run.

  3. Peppermint oil works wonders, too.

    Hope those muscles get to feeling better soon.

  4. Vicks? I never knew that. I can’t imagine how much that would smell. lol

  5. Great job on the running! Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’ll get there! Also, I never knew that about the Vick’s thing, and I love Vick’s!

  6. I feel so much better about managing only 3 minute at a time runs today. It’s only been a few weeks since I have been regularly running. Boo! And now I’m about to go outside to garden. Can’t wait to see what I feel like tomorrow am! Go find the C25K – works wonders!