After having been sick for over a week, and my boyfriend having been sick twice over the last three weeks, we finally got back into the gym. My how I have missed working out! I learned a hard lesson though.
I spent a bit of time doing weighted squats, some ad/abductor excerises, and a mile on the elliptical. Even though I did not workout my hardest due to the break, I didn't spend enough time afterwords stretching, and have been paying for it since Saturday. My muscles are so sore in my legs I am currently icing them and stretching. Its very painful. I didn't do anything my body can't handle, I just didn't stretch enough.
Stretching is so important, and even though I made sure my workout was much lighter, I should not have skimped on my stretching time. Usually I stretch for a good 15-25 minutes depending on what my workout was, and Saturday I did a measley 8 minutes of stretching. This did no bode well.
Back to the gym tonight, and regardless of my workout, its a full body stretch afterwords for at least 20 minutes!