I was lugging through spin class today. Fifteen minutes in, my hip was bothering me beyond words. About thirty-five minutes later, though, I hit a breakthrough and I was over the pain. I stretched out after class, and (knock on wood), I am not hurting right now.
So, instead of trying to take things slow, I am sniffing out 5ks for the weekend. I will probably never learn. Taking it easy is not in my vocabulary.