my hypochondria has been almost non existent for the past few months and my anxiety levels have been low for the most part. i decided that i want to start getting fit again. i stopped eating healthy and exercising for like a year and a half. today, after school, i walked to the park and did a couple of laps like... speedwalking before it started to rain. while i was walking, my thighs had been kinda itchy but it wasn't THAT bad. i walked back home and suddenly, like as soon as i was relaxing in the kitchen, my thighs started itching REALLY BADLY. SO BAD. i've never had a worse itch in my life. i was scratching at my thighs (my nails are prettyyyy long) for over 10 minutes. it was SOOOO BAD. my thighs were super warm from all the scratching. i made myself eventually stop and went to go do cardio in the patio for a while and didn't pay any more attention to my thighs. after i ate, i took a nap and stuff and when i peed, i looked at my thighs and almost passed out. they are covered in red spots that are purpling and like the spots are in the shape of scratches, there are a LOT. so i googled and itchy thighs can happen when someone who hasn't worked out in a while starts to work out. it has something to do with the capillaries or something trying to expand because they aren't used to the physical activity and causes an itching sensation. it could also be that my new yoga leggings irritated the skin because i didn't wash them before wearing them, but i think it's the first thing.
has this EVER happened to anyone? should i be concerned about the spots on my legs or is it just because i scratched too roughly? like it looks like i popped a bunch of vessels or something. i'm actually not super freaked out but... i'm a bit hesitant to try walking again tomorrow and i wince whenever i see my thighs.