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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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  • THECOOLESTSARAH
    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
  • ELIZABETHKIRK
    Thank you for your encouraging words! I'm already so excited to get this party started.
    4388 days ago
  • KEAKMAN
    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
  • AMYJEANHEALTHY
    Love ya Jeanne. Your extra stretching helped me too. I am not in pain today - well not from Lynn anyway :(

    hugs
    4388 days ago
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