Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pleasant Surprises

This morning I got out of bed very gingerly. My legs had been aching and tight yesterday afternoon and we all know why. So I knew what was ahead of me today - the pain and suffering of DOMS (or as I like to call it - 'if you don't use it you lose it' syndrome)

I sat on the edge of the bed and dangled my feet for a moment and then stood up - there was surprisingly little pain! In fact I'd go so far as to say that I've avoided DOMS altogether. Amazing!! There was a little stiffness but that's not too unusual when I get out of bed and certainly nothing that a bit of stretching didn't fix.

I'd been so sure of DOMS that I'd almost asked Iven to put one of those bars up on the toilet wall. You know the ones that you use to help you pull yourself up with. And I'd considered the elevator on the stairs - the sort that disabled people have. I was even contemplating hiring a mobility scooter when I went to the shops today. So I'm pleasantly surprised. Maybe I hadn't let myself go as much as I'd thought.


  1. I'm not sure what DOMS Is but glad you didnt get it!

  2. It's delayed onset muscle soreness

  3. Good news that your body held up better than you though! I could certainly use one of those stair-chairs sometimes!


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