The end result of all of this over indulging, is that I am so stiff and sore that I can barely walk. I had to ask my hubby for help with the can opener tonight when my hand froze again. (It's nothing serious, yet...just a case of sore muscles. But, if I don't wise up and stop abusing my hands, I could start doing permanent damage!)
And my hamstrings are so tight from gardening that I hobble when I walk.
So, how does a quilter recover? I have a plan that has previously worked for smaller aches and pains, and tomorrow, I am going to implement it to see if I can speed up my recuperation while I get some sewing done.
- Wiggle the most sore spots to break up the calcium (?) deposits in your muscles between seams. Any time your muscles twinge, take 10 seconds and press, knead, roll
- Stretch gently every time you stand up from your machine or transition activities. Gently roll your back up and down, moving as slowly and awkwardly as you like. (No one is watching, you should stretch in ways that feel good.) Try to touch your toes and/or stretch your calves every time you make a cup of coffee or make a trip to the bathroom.
- Know when to stop. Be in tune with yourself, and
Keeping the last piece of advice in mind, I am going to trundle off to bed, now, because I keep nodding off and getting some weird typos. I'll let you know how my recovery plan works tomorrow! G'night...zzzzz....