Yesterday, I found myself climbing four flights of circular stairs to go check out a theatre. Oddly enough, this caused my thighs to cramp up. Over the last three days, I've spent many hours shoveling snow, using unwarmed muscles in ways they're not used to.
All of this adds up to a very achy body today.
I popped three ibuprofen and went to the park for a laid-back, easy 3-mile loop. The road was surprsingly well-cleared, though I did slow to a walk a couple of times to avoid slipping on slushed-over areas. Stretching before and after hurt, but felt soooo good. Thursday is my last 4-mile "medium" run...it goes up to five next week!