I've recently begun commuting 12 miles a couple times a week into the city. On Saturday night, I decided to just experiment with a new route. It took about an hour, I had a small meal and a long coffee downtown, and then I rode back.
The next morning I felt a REALLY strong pain all across my chest, mostly on the left side. It's generally dull but if I breathe deeply it stabs me really sharp. I've had this pain all over and inside my chest, all day long, for four days now!
I was wearing a heavy messenger bag across my chest on this ride (stupid). I think this has something to do with it. I didn't feel bad at all that night, but it only began the next morning.
Has anyone experienced something like this? How long might this last? I'm not worried that it's anything more extreme than a pulled muscle or something like that. Should I be worried? I'm 24 and I'm in good health (just a couple junk food meals a week...), although I don't exercise enough, which is why I started cycling to work, and why I'd imagine I got hurt so bad this weekend.