Sore

Participants compete in a dragon boat race to mark the Dragon Boat Festival in Bitan, Xindian, Taipei County June 16, 2010. The festival commemorates the death of Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan, who drowned himself in 277 B.C. on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month to protest against the corrupt government of his time. REUTERS/Nicky Loh (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

I am one of those people that likes to feel sore after a workout. I’ve read the research and I know that you don’t have to feel sore to have gotten a good workout–and I believe that. Still, I actually enjoy the feeling of my muscles aching (a little) when I move.

Since I joined a Dragon Boat team in Hartford, Connecticut, I’m getting plenty sore. I’m using muscles I’ve always used, but in a totally different way. It would be easier for me to list what doesn’t hurt in my body (my toes), but I’m so impressed by feeling every muscle that I’m going to list what ails me (in a wonderful way).

My fingers and hand (only on one side seems to hurt)
Shoulders
Lats (part of my back)
Triceps
Every Butt Muscles that I have (medius, minimus and maximus)
Hip Flexors
Obliques
Quads

Did I miss something? Basically my feet and calves are doing okay. It’s fabulous!

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About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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