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.