I hope you guys had a great weekend. I am still not feeling %100 better, but I am pushing through! It’s not really an option to get sick when you have a 1 year old..
I swear by This stuff..
The lemon lime flavor is the best.
We had a pretty low key weekend since I wasn’t feeling well, and Joseph spent the night with his grandparents Friday. Guess what he did while he was there?
He LOVES Clifford! He adores animals, even big red dogs, and every time he sees a puppy or cat he flips out.
Charlie and I went for a trail run on Saturday and it was rough! I was sore from a lower body workout I did the day before, and I haven’t been doing steady state cardio as much as I should be, so 45 minutes about killed me!
When I got home I took some precautions to ensure I was able to walk the next day.
Here are some important things you can do to prevent soreness:
1. Stretch– Loosening up the muscles will prevent you from feeling stiff the next day. It also helps speed up the recovery process.
2. FOAM ROLL, FOAM ROLL, FOAM ROLL– This hurts so good! You can find the benefits of foam rolling here.
3. Ice, ice, baby– An ice bath will knock it out, but if you aren’t tough enough (I’m not), you can ice the muscle immediately after the workout to reduce inflammation.
4. Keep moving- I know all you feel like doing is sitting your butt down on the couch and watching the Real Housewives of NJ marathon (it’s all I feel like doing), but try to keep moving to keep your muscles loose and get the blood flowing. You can march in place while watching the marathon.
5. Soak in a warm bath with Epsom salt– This feels glorious after a long workout, or just a hard day. The Epsom salt relieves stress and relaxes your body. It also reduces pain and muscle soreness
I hope this was helpful and you never have sore muscles again!
What do you do to prevent soreness after a hard workout?