Soo glad it’s Friday! I thoroughly love my job, but I definitely crave my time off on the weekends 🙂
I just signed up for a local “Turkey Trot” race on Thanksgiving Day (which is 5 miles) and it made me think of today’s topic of good running stretches and exercises for the legs.
Stretching to me makes a world of difference in how I feel when I run. I am not someone who can just get up and go run. I have to prepare each and every time with proper stretching.
The stretches I do are from PhysioAdvisor. I love this site and find it very helpful! I go through all of the hip stretches on this page. I also currently go through all of the basic hip strengthening exercises on this page.
I’ve been doing these stretches and exercises about 3 times per week. I do them before I run (which takes me about 20-25 minutes) and I also do the stretching portion after the run. I use the foam roller before and after runs for a couple of minutes at a time too. I have NO pain before, after, or during my runs when I maintain my stretching/strengthening routine (and when I don’t over train…I currently run only 2-3x per week).
Last weekend was a busy one for me, but very fun! I went to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, which was awesome. It was my 3rd time going and I always have a great time. I ate lots and lots of samples all day long…yum! I saw Guy Fieri, who was hysterical. I had no idea he was so witty! He is very entertaining to watch cook.
Saturday night I went out with friends for someone’s 25th birthday. We got all fancy and took a limo, which was a fun surprise 🙂
We went to a bar that had a mechanical bull. At first I said, “no way am I doing that!”, but by 1am and plenty of alcohol, I was game!
It was a fun experience and I think with less alcohol, I would have had more balance and coordination to stay on longer!
This weekend is more low key. I don’t have any plans except for on Sunday, which is Andy’s sister-in-law’s baby shower. Other than that I am on operation ‘clean the house’!
What is your favorite stretch?
Any fun plans this weekend