I woke up yesterday morning with the plans to do workout B of The Best Body Bootcamp but my whole body just ached and my head felt like it was going to explode…..needless to say I rolled over and went back to sleep. Between hormones, my first run post-injury (officially since I have no pain) and workout A which focused on legs I just felt like I was hit by a bus so I opted for a rest day. I am truly learning to listen to my body!
To combat the soreness I have been stretching, foam rolling and drinking Cheribundi. Cherries are full of nutrients and antioxidants plus they act as a natural anti-inflammatory so I figure what better way to combat muscle soreness than by drinking cherry juice.
I have been drinking Cheribundi for awhile and it definitely helps with muscle soreness. I love that it is all-natural, not from concentrate and contains “50” cherries in each bottle. I love real cherries and prefer those above juice but when push comes to shove it can be difficult to eat 50 cherries at one time, plus Cheribundi is available all year long unlike real cherries. If you like cherries you will love Cheribundi!!! You can check out their website for more details on their product.
I also use ibuprofen to combat muscle soreness but I try to limit my consumption because my stomach has been giving me issues plus I am afraid of developing a GI bleed (that is the nurse in me) so I would rather use an all-natural alternative. I have also started taking Everest Nutrition Krill oil but from what I am reading that is more for joint support which I also need as a runner!
Today the plan is to run 2 slow miles and do workout C which is upper body. I am still slightly sore but feeling better and I feel confident I gave my body enough rest so not to injure myself. A little soreness is okay but severe soreness can be a problem. It is a fine line knowing when to rest and when to push yourself and I plan to err on the side of caution for awhile.
How much soreness is too much? What do you do to combat muscle soreness?