Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 12, Reason 12: A Better Reason to Wake Up Sore

Those of you who like me, are no longer what you'd call "young" will immediately know what I mean when I saw "waking up sore for no reason".

As you get older, you seem to develop an ability to injure yourself in your sleep.  You wake up with an achy back, a stiff neck, sore hips, sometimes even odder ailments.  For no reason other than that you're getting older and your body hates you.  In may case, it may be that my body hates that bottle of wine I consumed the night before, but that was really just to dull the getting old aches and pains from the day before.

Those of you who have worked out seriously know that even when you have been doing it for a while - if you're continuing to challenge yourself and work harder - you're occasionally going to wake up sore.  Really, really sore.  Like, can't lower yourself to the toilet to pee and can't raise your arms high enough to wash your hair kind of sore.  And the best part is, the second day is even worse than the first.

But as much as that soreness sucks, it sucks even more to be sore for no reason.  And if you do things right, you might even be able to reduce the amount of random getting old pain you experience.  Of course, it might just be that you don't notice anymore because your quads hurt so bloody much from the squats.

Day 12, Reason 12: Waking up sore for a good reason.

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