Remember the conditioning class I was so nervous about last week? Well, that was on Thursday and somehow I am STILL sore. And my left hip hurts. What the heck? I know I'm not a spring chicken, but isn't 29 the new 20 or some shit like that? I feel like I'm 70! I'm a broke down Chevy in dire need of an oil change.
In the past, I'd take a day or two off working out if I was really sore. But now I'm a little more educated, and I know that if I don't get my ass moving at least a little bit, lactic acid will build up in my muscles and cause me to feel even more sore. So Friday I did yoga and an moderate elliptical workout, and Saturday I did an easy 3.5 mile run in the park. It was painful at first, but I felt a bit better afterwards. But this hip just won't quit!
I'm not one of those people who freaks out about getting older, but aching joints just isn't cool. What differences have you noticed in your body as you've gotten older? And how do you deal with your aches and pains?