Went to the gym yesterday, after several weeks of not lifting weights (power outage prevented gym visit, then two weekends out of town for the holidays, then a week on my own with C waking up at 5 am which crimped my at-home stop-gap weightlifting routine). I have noticed that after a short break like this–one in which I had continued to run, not a total slacker–I can actually still lift the same poundage and do basically the same number of reps.
But the pain afterwards is mighty. Woke up this AM and could hardly get out of bed. Back sore, abs sore, ugh. Such is life though, that is the payment for skipping those weekends. I am glad to be back in the gym though!
Now just have to figure out a way to start going to the gym 2x a week, and I will be all set.