Ha, just kidding. Sorta.
I had a hard workout on Monday. I did things like pistol squats (one legged squats), weighted push-ups (25lb weight on my back) and box jumps. I made a serious mistake in telling my trainer that the previous workout didn't leave me "that sore". Inside she as going "mwahahahaha! I'll show her!" That night I woke up in the night going "whoa, I am SORE." I felt okay during the day on Tuesday, soreness wise, and ran three miles after work. Last night though I was ready to go to bed at about 7:30, which is only about 1/2 an hour earlier than I am usually ready to go to bed (not kidding). Again I woke up in the night very sore on every square inch of my body, my cranky IT band and knee were especially throbby (boo).
When I woke up this morning my chest was congested and I felt like I had done over-head presses with a bus full of kindergartners the day before. Not good. While I laid in bed debating whether or not I could meet my friend at the gym at 9:30 I seriously could not tell if I had a serious case of DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness) or I was, indeed, getting sick. When walking my kids to the bus stop in the morning left me ready for a nap, I figured it was the later. I cancelled the workout, I cancelled my volunteer gig at my daughter's school and I laid on the couch all day sucking up every supplement I could get my germy paws on and watching The Carrie Diaries on Hulu Plus (such a cute show!).
I have to wonder, though, would I be this sore if I hadn't worked so hard with the weights on Monday? Who knows! The ibuprofen isn't even touching the aches, though. Ugh.
At any rate, I am terrible ill person. I rarely get sick and I like to whine about it and medicate away every twinge of crappiness I feel.
Any tips on kicking the crud you want to share?