My recent New Year's Eve festivities were like the last two New Year's: dancing away at the Smoke. This time, I danced for about four hours straight. Stomping around on the hard floor, I knew there would be some aches and pains the next day. But I wasn't prepared for what happened the next day. I woke up in the morning not hurting at all. I felt fine . . . until the afternoon.
After sitting at my desk for a few minutes, I got up and my calves were sore. Really sore. As in, hurting-to-walk-sore. So I wonder, has anyone ever had this experience of ache delay?
Back in college, I frequently went to the on-campus gym. I ran on the treadmill for 20-30 minutes and lifted a lot of weights. I was sore immediately after I was done and remained sore for a few days. So I'm well aware that if I do intense physical stuff with my body, there will be aches and pains. But they're good kinds of aches and pains.
As much as I am prone to avoid matters where physical pain is a result, I really enjoy exercise. I played kickball for a couple of hours yesterday and walked the dog twice (30 minutes each time). I'm a little sore, but the whole experience of playing kickball and walking Juliet is far greater than the stiffness. But these strains were immediate and not on ache delay. I wonder what gives.