Originally Posted by sk8joyful
, and running up 2 flights of stairs, you're "winded, breathing hard"?
I should have clarified. It wasn't like I was breathing so hard that I couldn't speak, but I did find that I was breathing harder than I expected.
Thank you, buttercup, for the encouragement. An update:
last Sunday I played a game of basketball (21), and then followed it up with a game of softball.
In the past, I know that if I played basketball for not even a minute I would be breathing hard just trying to keep up with whoever I was defending. This time, I realized that even though I was sweating, I wasn't wiped out. During softball I had to sprint a few times to run after fly balls, and I felt fantastic.
Unfortunately, the next day I was a little sore, and I used the treadmill for an hour. When I got home, my body let me know that it was feeling really sore, and it is especially noticeable in my left calf muscle. I've been stretching it and walking around periodically (I sit at a desk all day for my day job) to make sure it doesn't get too stiff. I feel fine once I get moving, but getting up makes me feel it.
I'm not sure if I should use the treadmill today or if I should rest. It's hard to find info online about what the best option here is, although I did find a good stretch to do to help with my calf.