So, yesterday’s workout went pretty much as expected. I felt more energetic, less achy, and a whole lot more focused than in the weeks leading up to my voluntary respite; and the time spent getting my body back in gear was not only refreshing, but enjoyable as well.
Even so, this morning’s soreness reawakened my sense of respect for muscle development, forcing me to revisit my deep stretching regimen sooner than usual; If not for that, I’m pretty sure I would have remained huddled in the fetal position for the better part of the day.
As I pedal away during the cool down portion of today’s workout, I again feel the same sense of renewal and focus I felt at the conclusion of yesterday’s training session; reminding me once again that as long as I am able to do this, I will do it with everything I’ve got.
No pain, no gain.