I started this on Thursday evening, when my calves felt really tight. So I decided to get out the Gazelle exerciser and try to work myself a bit looser.
I've kept up this light regimen for a few days now.
Today, it finally caught up to me a bit--my legs weren't super-sore, but definitely sore enough that crouching called for deliberate planning. Going up the stairs to my office (in February, I managed to develop the habit of walking up the six flights of stairs) was enough of a challenge that I had to pause midway.
So I was worrying that I was going to waver in my resolve--or to put it more mildly, that I'd have to change my plans to something less daily.
But I decided to take a token walk before I sat down to play--and found enough enthusiasm to take a brisk twenty-minute walk up and down hill (flat isn't an option in my neighborhood).
I hope I can keep this up.