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Stretching can save so much pain.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I am not always good at stretching. IN that past that is. I have really made an effort in the past year to stretch following exercise. It costs a little time, but it saves so much pain.
Last night we had a killer class and when it was done I asked the trainer if she could have us do more quad stretches. I told her that the past 2 weeks my hamstrings and glutes have been fine but my quads have been burning. So last night she did show more stretches. I took a couple more minutes to stretch after class. Today I am fine. No pain!!
I have had migranes 2 days in a row. I am drinking more water today and hoping that this is the last headache for a while. At least this is the only time I have had headaches in the past 3 months. I can handle 2 in 3 months. Things could be worse. :)
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    One of my friends told me awhile back that she stretches for 30 minutes min. after her workouts - I was like "WHAAAAAAAT?!!!!!" and she said it really made a difference for her with soreness and her ability to bounce back faster from hard workouts. So I tried it. And now I'm addicted. I made a little stretching routine for myself and I listen to mellow inspirational music on my ipod while I do it - WOW it feels great now that I'm used to it. Like my own little meditation. Great blog!
    4388 days ago
    Thank you for your encouraging words! I'm already so excited to get this party started.
    4388 days ago
    You are so right - stretching can be annoying - it takes up time, it seems so boring - but if you ignore it, you pay for it! I can always tell when I have stretched properly before a run - if I have, the next day is no biggie. If I haven't....OUCH! OOOOOH! YIKES!

    A good reminder!
    4388 days ago
    Love ya Jeanne. Your extra stretching helped me too. I am not in pain today - well not from Lynn anyway :(

    4388 days ago
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