Thursday, April 4, 2013

D Is For...Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness is basically the soreness you feel, hours or days after a strenuous work out. It is also called muscle fever.  "The soreness and stiffness comes from eccentric exercise which causes micro-trauma to the muscle fibers." (partial excerpt taken from Wikipedia)

This happens to me after I work out particularly hard or do a workout that I don't usually do.  For instance, I tried the Biggest Loser Cardio Max workout (a few painful weeks ago) and, by the end, thought I was going to drop right there and die, seriously it is crazy hard.  I'm in exceptional pretty good shape but dang that was a wicked hard workout (read I'm not in as good as shape as I thought). Another great example is when I do too much running like a cheetah fast sprinting and by the end of the night I am practically in tears and huddled under the covers of my bed wishing for the sweet relief of sleep. (This is why I don't do too much speed work)

(how I probably look to birds while running)

Have a great day y'all! Thanks so much for stopping by, blessings and hugs! 

How are you doing this week?
Any races you did or are training for?
Are you in The A-Z Challenge? 
If so how is it going for you?

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2013 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

21 comments:

  1. I know I looked like that during my last half. Yes I am doing the challenge & am not really training right now and that feels good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is what I am sure I'll look like during my half

      Delete
  2. "Limitations only exist if you let them"

    Love that line!

    when I used to lift, regularly, I'd always be a little sore two days later...not sure why. I never overexerted (at least, I didn't think so), but I'd feel that twinge of soreness.

    Strangely enough, I didn't mind it. It told me that I was getting results.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have found in my case what works the best to delay any muscle cramps or soreness is to delay running. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Those buzzards are why I jog indoors on a treadmill.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Alex, I have been chased by birds a time or two...well maybe not chased but dive bombed for sure

      Delete
  5. I really enjoyed reading this post! I'm glad to follow :). I have "considered" several times taking up running (even though I am 31). This inspires me!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have a 10k Sunday, but have been resting after my super-fast 5k last Saturday. I was going to run tonight, but we have a storm coming in and tornado warnings so...Yeah, we'll see :o)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I hate speed work! I wish it was warmer here to get out and do some outdoor training. My first 5K of the season will be the Electric Run on May 31st. I can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is awesome about your 5k...good luck and I don't really like speed work either...

      Delete
  8. And that is why I love my ice pack and my wonderful heating pad. :D

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am not a runner, never had cancer, but am in my 40's and love sports and am not a quitter... I experienced some of the pain you talk of after a game of badminton last week...I am very unfit... but most of all I really enjoyed the positive message in this post - and the positive energy oozing out of the blog. Glad I found you - happy A-zing

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so very much Ida...whether your a runner or not doesn't matter all are welcome...blessings and glad to meet you

      Delete
  10. I'm doing the A to Z Challenge, I'm not a runner, do lots of walking when I can, I have back issues, but do remember what it feels like to have sore muscles. A massage always works for me!

    Love your cartoon, am showing it to friends who run, they will definitely identify with it.

    Have a great weekend -

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maria, massage is always a good thing when it comes to sore muscles...thanks so much for stopping by sweetie

      Delete
  11. Shannon, I remember it was your blog that I first heard about the A-Z challenge. This year I decided I couldn't keep up the pace to join again but wishing you and the rest of the participants all the best.

    ReplyDelete

I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!

Labels

5k (19) A-Z Challenge (25) Acupuncture (1) AMT (1) B is for (17) Biceps Femoris injury (3) bike (1) biking (7) bloghopping (1) BMR (1) books (1) C is for (16) cancer (13) celebration (7) celebrity runners (1) checking in (23) chia (1) Christmas season (3) coastal getaway (1) cooking (1) cross train (28) current obsessions (1) D is for (15) dancing (2) days of giving thanks (10) drink (1) E is for (14) exercise (45) expresso bikes (7) F is for (13) facebook (1) family (33) FF linkup (3) fires (1) fitness (26) flower (1) food (13) friday blog hop (2) friends (29) G is for (13) gardening (4) goals (3) God (12) goodbyes (1) gym time (5) H is for (11) healthy living (20) hot weather running (13) hump day inspiration (3) I is for (9) injury (28) inspiration (4) instagram (3) J is for (10) K is for (9) kindness (3) l is for (8) letters to myself (1) link-up (1) local sugar (1) low iodine diet (1) M is for (7) mapmyfun (1) marathon (10) marathon training (30) May Challenge (1) mothers day (5) N is for (6) negative splits (2) new year (2) numbers (1) O is for (5) overnight oats (1) overpronation (2) P is for (4) Pear Blossom Run (8) pelvic stress fracture (28) Picture Perfect Friday (1) Pinterest (1) prayers needed (3) Q is for (3) R is for (2) race (13) racing (3) Random facts (1) recipes (2) rest (1) rest day (17) rowing (2) running (57) running club (2) runtastic (1) S is for (1) sciatica (3) spin class (4) sprint (4) strength train (6) Sunshine Award (1) surgery (2) swimming (1) T is for (1) thanksgiving (2) The China Study (1) tiny dictator (1) tragedy in CT (1) training (22) twitter (1) U is for (1) ultra-running (1) V is for (1) vegan (6) vlog (4) W is for (1) walk/run intervals (24) weddings (1) weight loss (5) working out (10) x y and z (1) YMCA (3)