It didn't hurt when I finished running yesterday, and I decided since I've been pushing so hard, to not shred last night. When I started Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism today, I started with the side kicks and sumo squats, and I felt like my muscles were going to rip apart - not good!
Luckily, my husband is an Athletic Trainer, so I texted him and asked him what to do. He said STOP, we'll talk later, so I stopped.
Tonight when he got home from work, he whipped out a TENS Unit, which admisters electrical stimulation, or stim, which helps to relieve any muscles that are in spasms, helps to reduce pain, and allows muscles to relax.
Here is a photo of the pads attached to my calf. I also had them attached to my quad, but I opted not to photograph that :)
It has little knobs on it that control the level of stim is produces. I'm extremely tickleish, so it tickles me, and feels like little pins stabbing in a rolling motion... it's an interesting feeling!
JJ said we'll do it every day if it doesn't get better, it might last a few days, but as long as I stretch and just work out until the pain starts, I'll be fine.
I'm really hoping this is a one day thing, because I've been working so hard and I'm really starting to see and feel some big changes again! But I also know how important it is to listen to Dr. J when he says to rest... ugh.
But I can't complain, it sure is nice having an AT for a husband! The pysical therapy office comes to me while I'm watching Biggest Loser!