The nature of "being in shape" has now, officially, alluded me. Please somebody explain it.
Let me relate my tale: this morning I wake up, flex my ankle, and ow, it appears that my calf, and wait, yes, my other calf as well, is sore. No big deal, except I cannot for the life of me fathom how this has happened as I have done virtually nothing for the past, oh, 14 days.
The only conceivable cause - the only exertion I expended yesterday - is the 3 flights of stairs I walked up in the parking garage (3, not 30) and the hill I climbed from Subway up to campus. Wearing shoes I always wear, at a not-that-fast pace. This is like .2 on a 1 to 10 scale of stuff-that-makes-your-calves-hurt.
Is it possible that after spending 4 months running/walking/Zumba-ing, a person (me) can take a 2-week not-feeling-well hiatus and end up with sore calves from this baloney above? Either I don't understand how the body works or how exercise changes (and doesn't change the body) or both or something.
Am I just supposed to assume that it takes 4 months to get into shape and 2 weeks to get out of it?! Please tell me this is not so. Two weeks is not a long time at all. Goodness, it's like an extended vacation. (Except if you get to go on an extended vacation, I hope you don't feel as cruddy as I've been feeling.)