It's been a while since I've gone all out in a race, and my muscles are feeling the ramifications of it all today. As an athlete I'm used to always having some kind of pain at all times. If it isn't an injury then it sure is some kind of soreness from working out too hard. Waking up with pains is just a normal day.
The last years have not been like that. I have enjoyed doing something completely different. My body has been recovering and I mostly don't feel too much pain anymore. But yesterday and today have me reminiscing of my previous life as a athlete.
My ankles, calf, thighs and back are screaming for rest, and the most I am willing to give them is a shorter restitution run later in the nice weather and maybe a yoga session to loosen up a bit. It's so hard to get out when the body screams at you in that way, but what I found out is that, the body often says it needs more time off than would actually benefit it.
So if you're sore and lack the motivation to run, try to do it anyway just so that you get your body going again.